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Sustainable Salmon

Sustainable Salmon

"Alaska’s commercial salmon fisheries have harvested an average of 172 million salmon annually since 1990, ranging from 123 million to 221 million fish per year. This stands in stark contrast to the average annual harvest of 41 million fish during the 1950s—the final decade under federal management of the state’s commercial salmon fisheries. When Alaska assumed management authority of its salmon fisheries in 1960, one year after statehood, many of the state’s salmon runs were depressed and its salmon fisheries were in desperate shape...these once depleted salmon fisheries have been rebuilt over the last 45 years into one of the strongest and most sustainable fishery resources in the world."

- Alaska Fishery Research Bulletin 12(1):1–146. 2006.

 

We get a lot of questions on our social media pages about sustainability. Many people are concerned with "overfishing" and "depleting the oceans." We are here to educate you on what sustainable fishing and regulation looks like and to guarantee you that all Premier Catch products are harvested sustainably.

The Alaska Department of Fish and Game area management biologists are responsible for the management of specific salmon fisheries across the state of Alaska. Our King and Sockeye Salmon come from Southeast Alaska, which you can see in the image below. Southeast Alaska has 14 biologists dedicated to this area alone.

There are currently no salmon stocks in Alaska that have been identified as "threatened" or "endangered" under the Endangered Species Act.

We love spreading the science of fisheries and sustainability. It is important to understand where our food comes from. We are happy to provide you not only with high-quality seafood, but the peace of mind knowing that your food is coming from an incredibly responsible and planet-friendly fishery!

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