Bristol Bay Bulletin

Bristol Bay Bulletin: The First Set

There is an exhilaration unknown to many--that is the first set of the commercial salmon season. Often boats are not alone but snuggled up next to each other at the district line, greenhorns and veterans alike pacing the back deck, checking the GPS for time and coordinates, preparing to release 150 feet of plastic mesh into the Bristol Bay brackish river in hopes to bring that net back in, just...

Bristol Bay Bulletin: Welcome!

Welcome to our first Bristol Bay Bulletin! My name is Elma, and after seven years of commercial fishing in Bristol Bay I’m living in Bellingham, Washington this summer and working a bit behind the scenes with Wild For Salmon. One of my biggest tasks of the summer will be to translate the happenings on the Ava Jane, Steve’s fishing vessel and home for the next six weeks, to you--our loyal...
Addressing the Latest Parasite Issue in Salmon

Addressing the Latest Parasite Issue in Salmon

(This is an article recently released by the ASMI on Parasites in Alaska Seafood) JUNEAU, Alaska – Jan. 13, 2017 - Known for its wild salmon, crab and whitefish varieties, Alaska is home to dozens of different species of seafood, including more than 90 percent of the wild salmon harvested in the United States. From the rich, robust flavor of sockeye to the firm texture of coho, consumers can rely...
Answering Your Fukushima Concerns

Answering Your Fukushima Concerns

Recently we have been receiving a lot of questions regarding the incident at Fukushima, and with good reason.  We care deeply about these concerns and would like to address them head on so there is no more confusion.  A recent article published by KDLG stated:   "State, federal, and international agencies have been testing Alaskan seafood for Fukushima-related radiation since 2013. No detectable levels have been found."   In 2013,...