Our Story

    Founded in June of 2020, Premier Catch is women-owned and family-operated in the Pacific Northwest by sisters-in-law, Joci and Ashley Besecker. They source the highest quality, wild-caught seafood from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest.

    Joci and Ashley married into the seafood industry. Their spouses, Jeff and Tyler Besecker, are the sons of Dana and Jill Besecker, the owners of the Dana F. Besecker Company. Dana started his one-man company in the 1980s and is now a global seafood wholesaler and processor, selling to over 54 countries. His family has enjoyed the incredible seafood he sells, but his company has never sold directly to consumers. When COVID-19 hit, Joci and Ashley decided it was the perfect opportunity to share their amazing resource and hence, Premier Catch was founded.

    Joci and Ashley are obsessed with quality and convenience. They want you to not only have the best seafood, but want to provide it in the most convenient way possible. Their premium products are carefully processed to make preparing and consuming it as easy as possible. By flash freezing, portioning and individually vacuum-packing each piece, it ensures your seafood is fresh, full of flavor and giving you maximum health benefit.

    Join Premier Catch in their mission to fill kitchens across the country with the best wild seafood available from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. 

    Joci Besecker, Mom + Chef

    Joci is not only our CEO and Co-Founder, running the day to day operations of Premier Catch, but is also our resident culinary artist. She has taken our family recipes, made for generations in our family kitchens, and reimagined them for use in your own kitchen. From our famous Holiday Halibut to our creative Dungeness Crab Dipping Sauces, all of our recipes are developed by Joci in-house, with our families as our biggest cheerleaders (and critics). Joci uses all of these recipes often and loves to host dinner parties, tailgates, and spur of the moment happy hours. She hopes to boost your confidence in cooking seafood at home, whether its a last-minute Tuesday night dinner, or a beautiful holiday meal for 20.

    Ashley Besecker, RDN, CD

    Ashley Besecker is the Co-Founder of Premier Catch and Director of Health and Nutrition.

    She is a registered dietitian nutritionist, certified dietitian, and nutritional genetics specialist. Ashley studied at Pepperdine, Vanderbilt and Stanford. She currently works with 20+ professional athletes including Megan Rapinoe, Sue Bird, as well as other Olympians and athletes from the NFL, NBA, WNBA, NWSL, MLB and European Premier Leagues.

    Ashley applies the science of nutrition and omega-3 fatty acids into her work. She sits on the National Seafood Council Task Force and Expert Working Group to conduct education, research, and promotion that features the benefits of sustainable seafood for health and nutrition for every American.