Our Story

A NOTE FROM THE OWNERS

Wild For Salmon is a fishermen owned business that makes fresh/frozen wild Alaskan sockeye salmon available to you at a common good price. Because we are the fishermen and we are local, we are able to provide you with the highest quality, flash/frozen, Alaskan sockeye available. Wild For Salmon is owned and operated by Steve and Jenn Kurian of Bloomsburg, PA.

- Steve and Jenn -

ABOUT US

Wild For Salmon began as only an adventurous trip to Alaska in 2002 to do some commercial salmon fishing with a friend. Following our first fishing excursion, we arrived home with 2 coolers of salmon for our friends and family. This is when we quickly realized the uniqueness of the product and the possibilities that lie ahead. We have grown to serve individuals, buying clubs, local farm markets, restaurants, and health food stores.

June and July are busy months on the boat. The fishing season lasts approximately 5-7 weeks. Steve is the skipper of our 32’ boat, while Jenn, the first mate, and two other local men are deckhands. While on the boat, we listen to the radio to hear the official fishing periods. As we catch the salmon they are kept in refrigerated holds, making sure the quality is preserved. On average, every 10 hours we offload our fish onto a larger crab boat which takes the fish in for processing. It is quickly filleted, flash frozen, and vacuum sealed to capture the “direct from the boat” flavor. After fishing, the salmon is sent back to PA where we sell the salmon at local farm markets and other venues.

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Passionate About Seafood

We created this business to provide natural, sustainably harvested salmon products of superior quality, priced for the common good. We offer wild, Alaskan sockeye salmon because we believe the health benefits received from wild salmon are an essential part of our mind and body health. ~Jenn & Steve pictured with Ava and Tommy.
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Jenn & Steve Kurian

Our very own fishermen and co owners of Wild For Salmon! Pennsylvania natives Jenn and Steve have been commercially fishing Sockeye Salmon in the Naknek, AK area for eleven years. Their careful attention to detail and quality follows their fish from water to boat to storage, to Alaska processing and handling at their Bloomsburg, PA base.

MEET THE FISHERMEN

Ava Jane Crew 2016
Cabot Pitts
Cabot Pitts

Andy Cross
Andy Cross

Bobby Kelchner
Bobby Kelchner

Joe O'brien
Joe O'brien