Bristol Bay Bulletin — knowyourfisherman

Where have all our comments gone?

Where have all our comments gone?

 A Pebble Mine Update for Fall Last spring, like many of our fellow fishing and industry peers, we asked for your help in making our needs and concerns known regarding the Pebble Mine. Together, we sent thousands of comments to the Army Corps of Engineers -- 174,889 to be exact -- asking them to consider the many issues behind the Pebble Limited Partnership’s plan as they compile their Environmental Impact...
Missed Fishtival? Let's Catch You Up! Opportunity to Save.

Missed Fishtival? Let's Catch You Up! Opportunity to Save.

Fishtival is our annual “Welcome home!” festival for Steve and our local fishermen, where we celebrate the season’s successes, visit with other local producers, and catch up with friends, family and loyal customers about our summer on the water. We know some of our customers and friends aren’t local or couldn’t make it, so: a quick 2018 season recap!   First, some not-so-great news: Alaska wide:  Unfortunately, Bristol Bay was...
Happy Spring, seafood lovers!

Happy Spring, seafood lovers!

We’re nearing the end of March, and Spring, with its longer days, blooming flowers, and Buying Club pick-ups is just about in full swing. We are excited to charge into this new season with gusto, new products, and one eye on the upcoming salmon season.   It’s always a treat to see our customers, and we really enjoyed welcoming you all into the store for our spring tasting. If you...
What we learned (& ate) at the Pacific Marine Expo.

Wild for Salmon’s Takeaways from the 2017 Pacific Marine Expo

This a busy time of year for all of us, but Steve was able to sneak away to attend Pacific Marine Expo in Seattle, joining Elma in the northwest and hundreds of others at various industry and seafood related panels, talks, booths, and meals in Pioneer Square, Seattle. The event is the largest marine tradeshow on the West Coast, and this year we have a couple important takeaways. We love...
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...