healthy food, healthy body
When it comes to health, wild Alaska seafood is unrivaled. By choosing AlaskaWild Seafoods, you are investing in a healthy heart, strong bones, and a powerful brain. Naturally rich in many essential vitamins and minerals, Alaska seafood contains vitamins C, D, and A along with generous levels of B6, B12, niacin, riboflavin, and of course omega-3’s.
As many people are aware, long chain omega-3 fatty acids found prevalently in Alaska salmon, provide a wide array of tremendous health benefits including reducing the risk of heart disease, increasing blood flow, improving brain structure and function, and lowering inflammation. Additionally, some species of Alaska seafood are also high in the antioxidant Vitamin E, which has been proven to lower the risk of heart disease and strengthen the immune system.
Few foods bring such complete nutritional wealth to the table as Alaska seafood. Aside from being full of healthy goodies, it’s also delicious and super easy to prepare. We love Alaska seafood and eat it regularly. It’s convenient, it’s healthy, and sets us up for a win in the long run. Now, after four generations of being an Alaska fisher family, eating Alaska seafood is a family tradition that keeps our bodies young, our minds vibrant, and our taste buds happy.
For more information regarding the benefits of eating Alaska seafood or the nutritional value of each Alaska seafood species, please visit Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute or browse our list of downloadable PDF’s.
We are proud to offer AlaskaWild Seafood!
As Alaskan fishermen, the ability to keep our heritage alive for future generations is very important to us. For this reason, we are happy to be a part of a sustainable industry. Simply put, commercial fishing in Alaska is a tightly regulated endeavor. Since statehood in 1959, Alaska has promoted strict conservation practices and responsible management in order to prevent overfishing, pollution, and habitat damage.
By doing so, fishermen all over Alaska ensure that the fisheries can exist long-term without compromising the surrounding ecosystem. Fishing communities are a staple to the Alaskan way of life, which is why we at AlaskaWild Seafoods are dedicated to Alaska and its’ sustainable fishing practices, guaranteeing that delicious Alaska seafood will be enjoyed for generations to come.
All of our Alaska seafood is closely monitored through precautionary research management by the National Maritime Fisheries Service and the Alaska Department of Fish & Game, and meet the criteria of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) code of Conduct for Responsible Fisheries (FAO Checklist), the most comprehensive and respected fisheries management guidelines in the world.
We do highly recommend checking out Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute’s amazing booklet, "Sustainability In Plain English."
The “Wild” Difference
Wild-caught Alaska salmon, whitefish, and shellfish varieties mature at a natural pace, swimming freely in the pristine waters off Alaska’s rugged 34,000-mile coastline. Alaska’s immense land and water resources, and abundance of diverse habitats support healthy and plentiful fish and wildlife.
Boasting more than three million lakes, 12,000+ rivers, and longer coastline than the rest of the U.S. combined, Alaska’s relatively untouched waters produce seafood that is pure and incredibly free of contamination. Feeding on other marine organisms in the same healthy ecosystem, Alaska seafood provides crucial nutrients while also contributing to the natural circle of life.
We are often asked about the differences between wild-caught Alaskan seafood and other farmed varieties. For us the answer to that question is always quite simple: Alaska seafood is natural. Our seafood is born, it grows, it eats, it swims, and is finally harvested just as nature intended it. With responsible fishery management, the fish are a renewable resource.
Sometimes our fishing seasons can be productive and sometimes they can leave us a little disappointed, but in the end every one of us know that we are doing what we love. We are proud of our seafood and proud of Alaska. The difference between wild-caught Alaska seafood and farm-raised seafood will speak for itself.
Farm-raised fish are mass-produced with the purpose of quantity over quality. They are housed in an unnatural habitat, usually a large net-pen, and are fed concentrated fishmeal packed with ingredients designed to boost natural growth and hormone levels. Aside from unhealthy raising practices, the fish also create significant waste and disease that directly affects them and the waters surrounding their pens.
Fish farms across the U.S. and the world are large-scale corporate operation. Because these farms can produce farmed fish so quickly and in such large quantities, it has undercut the wild-caught fish marketplace in many areas, including Alaska. This not only hurts the livelihood of many independent fishermen, but also has an adverse affect on ocean life and healthy marine ecosystems.
The “wild” difference then is many things. Wild seafood is more natural, more sustainable, and all around better for everyone. We at AlaskaWild Seafoods wholeheartedly believe that wild Alaska seafood is good for you, good for the community, and good for the earth. Do yourself a favor and GO WILD!
This diagram Salmon: Wild vs. Farm is a great visual and explains a bit more about “how wild & cultivated salmon impacts our health & the environment.”
"Photos courtesy of ASMI”