Our whole lives, we’ve fished for salmon. Salmon has nourished our bodies and spirits, put food on the table and helped us pay for college. It’s so connected to our hearts and identities, we named our business in honor of it. If you've seen recent news about parasites in Alaska salmon, please take a minute and read this post.
Alaska salmon is the same fresh, nutritious and healthy fish it has always been and you can continue to enjoy it without worry. All commercially harvested Alaska seafood is processed in accordance with FDA guidelines, which include specific measures about parasite control. The FDA requires that all seafood is frozen at -4F for 7 days, and because Alaska catches so much wild salmon, the vast majority of it is blast frozen or canned- over 94% of it. If you enjoy fresh salmon from Alaska, you need only cook it to 140F for safe consumption. You can rest assured that the Alaska salmon that you buy or order at restaurants has been treated in accordance with federal food safety standards.
Eating wild salmon from Alaska is one of the best things you can do for you health, period. You should seek out wild salmon for your family and eat it twice a week. If you have any questions, you can consult this information sheet from the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute. We hope you continue to enjoy Alaska’s amazing salmon, and take the time to share this information with others.
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Every week we share the stories of Alaskan makers and young fishermen on our social media channels. This project has given us a deeper appreciation for the community who work on Alaska waters and those who work to create Alaska goods. Everyday we learn from new people who inspires us to be better fishermen and create more beautiful things. Enjoy the following stories from a few of the Alaskan fishermen and makers we've learned from. Stay tuned for more wonderful stories this summer!
Thank you Vogue and the amazing Evgenia Arbugaeva for capturing this community of hard-working women that we hold in such high esteem. What a day for this diverse group of strong and independent women to have a moment of recognition. We feel incredibly to lucky to be able to use our Salmon Sisters audience to highlight our larger community and Alaska’s commercial fisheries.
This year, we traveled to Astoria, Oregon to attend the annual FisherPoets Gathering, a celebration of the commercial fishing industry in poetry, prose and song. FisherPoets has attracted storytellers and their many fans since 1998. We dare say it was one of the highlights of our winter.