Why Buy Wild Alaskan Seafood?
FLAVOR: The excellent flavor and texture of Alaskan seafood is recognized around the world. Our fish get their flavor and flesh color from their natural diet of marine organisms: for salmon, this includes krill and tiny crustaceans. Salmon migrate thousands of miles over the course of their lifetime. So much exercise in our cold water gives the flesh a beautiful firm texture. Each of the five species of salmon- pink, keta, sockeye, silver, and king- has its own unique characteristics of color and flavor.
SUSTAINABLE: Alaska's abundant seafood species are part of healthy, intact ecosystems, and the fisheries are managed for sustainability. Ever since statehood in 1959, Alaska's fisheries have been managed with the long term health of the stocks as top priority. In fact, this is mandated by the Constitution of the State of Alaska. Alaska is the only state in the nation whose constitution mandates that all fish, including salmon, be developed, utilized, and maintained on the sustained yield principle. Alaska's healthy marine environment and sustainable fisheries management are a model for the world.
WILD: Alaskan seafood is all caught wild, in the cold pristine waters of our 34,000 mile coastline! The state of Alaska recognizes the dangers fish farming poses to wild fish stocks, and does not allow finfish farming in Alaska.
HEALTHY: Seafood is an important key to healthy eating. A wonderful source of Omega-3! People who eat fish and shellfish regularly are healthier than those who don’t. Eating seafood discourages the development of chronic health problems that impair health as we age. Eating seafood often may delay some conditions, or make them less likely and less severe. Some health conditions positively affected by regular seafood consumption:
Type 2 Diabetes
NATURAL: Alaskan seafood is seafood at its all natural best. Our fish mature at a natural pace, swimming freely in cold waters, eating a natural diet of marine organisms.
CLEAN WATER: Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution that can contaminate our food sources. These distances, along with the earth's natural patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska's pristine cold waters are among the cleanest in the world. Alaska's marine habitats are extremely clean, and Alaska's seafood is pure and remarkably free of contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCB's, metals, and bacteria.
U.S. JOBS: Eating Alaskan seafood is healthy for both you and our nation's economy. Alaska is by far the largest source of domestic seafood, with a harvest larger than every other state combined. Each year residents of every U.S. state travel north, joining +27,000 Alaskans to catch and process the +5 billion pound harvest. Many jobs are held by families (such as ours) who fish aboard small vessels.