In 2011, more than half of the salmon eaten in the US comes from Aquaculture, the rearing of fish in man made facilities. This summer we are excited to partner with Christopher Nicolson who has been fishing sockeye salmon in the headwaters of Bristol Bay Alaska for over a quarter century. The Alaskan constitution has banned aquaculture in an effort to protect the wild salmon population and the pristine coastal waters. Unfortunately the majority of Alaskan salmon is actually shipped abroad due to lack of demand in the domestic market. Support sustainable fishing, ask where your salmon comes from, vote with your fork, and take part in this year’s salmon season.
We love Iliamna Fish Company because they are a family who has caught wild salmon in Alaska for literally hundreds of years. Twenty family members get together every salmon season (June through July) to keep the family tradition alive. The more we buy from them, the better a season they will have, thus preserving an American tradition. Alaska is home to one of the most bountiful, sustainable, and last salmon runs in the world. These salmon come from Bristol Bay, one of the most strictly monitored fisheries in the US. Only 3000 permits have been issued, and no more will be created!
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