Bristol Bay Bulletin — Health Benefits

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...
Filling Your Freezer and Putting Up Fish

Filling Your Freezer and Putting Up Fish

In bush Alaska, the tradition of “putting up” fish is a rewarding and time-consuming part of everyone’s summer. As is the tradition of most Alaska native cultures, the summer task was, and still is for many, to catch and preserve fish to eat throughout the winter. Along the Kenai River every summer, thousands of Alaskans dip-net in order to fill their freezers. Commercial fishermen make sure to stick around for...