One-third of the world’s sockeye salmon comes from Bristol Bay, Alaska. Bristol Bay boasts 130+ years of sustainability, supporting 8,000+ small boat fishermen and generations of fishing families.
Bristol Bay is the leading source of wild sockeye salmon on the planet. Roughly half of the world’s sockeye salmon comes from this amazing place. The pristine habitat and responsible fishery management have sustained this fishery for over 130 years, and ensure that salmon runs, fishing families and communities will continue to thrive.
Harvested with Care
Bristol Bay’s vast system of pristine rivers and snow fed lakes make it an ideal sockeye salmon habitat. The Bristol Bay watershed feeds into six major river systems. Small boat fishermen harvest salmon using drift and set gillnets, producing virtually zero bycatch. The fish are chilled at the point of harvest and quickly delivered to nearby processing plants. The harvest season runs from mid-June to early August, typically peaking in early July. Each year, the staggering abundance of Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon means plenty of salmon can be frozen for year-round enjoyment.
Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon is certified sustainable by RFM (Alaska Responsible Fisheries Management) and MSC (Marine Stewardship Council).