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The mild flavor and delicate texture of wild Alaska Keta salmon makes them exceptionally versatile and overwhelmingly popular. Wild Alaska keta salmon are also prized for their roe. The rich eggs are packed wiht Omega-3 Fatty Acids and possess a deep resonating flavor which has especially endeared it to international consumers.
June through November
DV = Daily Value // 3.0 oz. =85 g Source: USDA Standard Reference Release 28
Wild Keta Salmon provide marine derived Omega-3 fatty acids, essential to the human body. DHA and EPA in wild Alaska Pink Salmon are the most studied, beneficial, and readily usable healthy fats for the body. Benefits of DHA & EPA Omega-3s are, improved heart health, improved brain function, and vital nutrient for growth and development of prenatal babies and infants.
In Alaska, the future of wild Keta Salmon and the environment are more important than the immediate opportunities for harvest. As a wild resource, there is variability in the number of salmon that return to freshwater to spawn annually. Managers in Alaska set ‘escapement goals’ using the best science available to ensure enough fish return safely to the freshwater spawning grounds to reproduce. Biologists account for natural fluctuations in returns of salmon by managing the fisheries in-season to ensure the sustainability of Alaska’s wild Keta Salmon.
Wild Alaska Keta salmon are not only important ecologically, they are intrinsically tied to subsistence fishing in rural Alaska. Families in Alaska’s coastal communities depend on subsistence salmon fishing to survive. In Alaska’s salmon fisheries management, subsistence has priority before sport, commercial or personal use fishing.