Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon, also known as “red” salmon, are ocean-caught in the pure, icy waters off Alaska. The second most abundant Alaska salmon species, Sockeye acquire their distinctively deep, ruby-red color from their diet of abundant shrimp-like krill. Their silky texture and fresh flavor are derived from their natural cold water habitat.
May through September
DV = Daily Value // 3.0 oz. =85 g Source: USDA Standard Reference Release 28
Wild Sockeye Salmon provide marine derived Omega-3 fatty acids, essential to the human body. DHA and EPA in wild Alaska Sockeye 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 Sockeye 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 Sockeye Salmon.