Wild Alaskan Fish
Alaska's Wild Fisheries
Alaska protects its world famous seafood for future generations through sustainable harvesting practices. Alaska has set the benchmark for sustainable, environmentally-friendly fisheries management. Unlike many fish populations across the globe, Alaska regulates our fish to protect them from overfishing and other forms of habitat degradation. Alaska's fisheries comply to the most widely known and internationally approved set of rules published by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).
Premium Quality Fishing Practices
Our fishing style from shore, called set netting, is well known to produce the highest quality product. Our team adheres to strict policies that exceed standard recommendations, and our fish are popular with our processing partner because of the high quality. When we remove the fish from the net, they go directly into a sea water, slush ice mixture. We bleed every fish as soon as we catch it. Then they are immediately sent to the processing plant. Our fish are blast-frozen before fish caught on drift boats are even delivered for processing.
Wild Caught Alaskan Fish
In Alaska, the survival of Wild Sockeye Salmon and the ecosystem trumps immediate harvest prospects. The amount of wild salmon that return to freshwater to breed varies annually. Alaskan managers developed ‘escapement objectives' based on research to guarantee enough salmon return safely to freshwater breeding habitats. To ensure the sustainability of Alaska's Wild Sockeye Salmon, biologists manage the fisheries seasonally.
All Alaska Seafood is wild, pure, and responsibly managed for continuing abundance. Alaska provides the largest supply of American halibut, which is strictly regulated through seasonal harvest and the exclusive use of longline gear. Alaska Halibut is available fresh from March through mid-November, and frozen year-round.
Sablefish (Black Cod)
Protecting the future of both sablefish stocks and the environment is a top issue in Alaska. Biennial scientific research surveys are used to assess the sablefish population in Alaska. Managers utilize survey data to calculate the overall "available population," define the "allowable take," and establish a lower "actual catch" restriction to guarantee that the wild sablefish population in Alaska's waters is always viable.
Pacific Cod Live near the bottom of the ocean and concentrate on the shelf edge and upper slope (100 to 250 meters deep) in the winter and move to shallower waters (less than 100 meters deep) in the summer. Harvested throughout the Gulf of Alaska, Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands, Alaska Cod is available fresh during the fall and winter, and frozen year-round.