Bristol Bay Bulletin

How to Smoke Salmon: The Tradition of Fishtival and Smoking Fish

How to Smoke Salmon: The Tradition of Fishtival and Smoking Fish

The highlight of our year is Fishtival, an annual celebration when we, your Alaskan fishermen are able to share the year’s catch with our community.  During this fun and festive event, we mark the end of the fishing season, welcome home our fishermen, and perhaps most importantly - share our favorite ways to enjoy salmon, especially the unique tastes and traditions of smoked salmon.    Why Smoked Salmon? At Wild...
Wild Caught Salmon vs. Farm Raised Salmon: Which is Better?

Wild Caught Salmon vs. Farm Raised Salmon: Which is Better?

What Do the Terms "Wild Salmon" and "Farmed Salmon" Mean?  As longtime seafood consumers know, not all salmon is created equal - and not all seafood is quality seafood. (To learn more about how to find quality seafood, read our last blog here.)  As you might have guessed, only wild salmon are caught in the pristine waters of oceans and rivers, depending on the region and time of year. In...
The Epic Return of Salmon: Gearing Up for Salmon Fishing Season

The Epic Return of Salmon: Gearing Up for Salmon Fishing Season

It’s that time of year when fishermen gather in Bristol Bay, Alaska for the largest sockeye salmon run in the world.We can’t take all of you with us to experience what it’s like to fish the salmon (the boat is just too small). But we can share some of the highlights with you! Read on to discover what is happening right now in Naknek, AK as Steve and thousands of...
What is Lingcod? The lowdown on this whitefish from Yakobi Fisheries.

What is Lingcod? The lowdown on this whitefish from Yakobi Fisheries.

This is one fish that we’re really excited for you to get to know: lingcod.    Lingcod is a nutritional whitefish with a mild flavor and buttery texture. When cooked, lingcod comes apart in big, delicious flakes but can also hold up to grilling. To clear up some things about this little known fish: it is not a cod despite “cod” being in its name. More mild in flavor than...
Sustainability Through the Fisherman's Eyes

Sustainability Through the Fisherman's Eyes

At Wild for Salmon, we are proud to offer a nourishing product in every sense of the word. The healthiness of wild salmon for humans seeking a delicious, sustainable protein, is undeniable. But what about for the fish? As Captain Steve Kurian points out, environmental conservation is economic, as well as passion driven. We are proud that our business has grown in such a way that we can now give...