By Jenny Lynes
There is nothing like fresh, wild-caught Alaskan salmon.
I learned this firsthand after moving to Alaska a couple of years ago. Coming from the midwest, I’d occasionally splurge on a fillet of grocery store salmon (wild Alaskan… whenever possible). I have always enjoyed the richness, flavor and health benefits. But I really didn’t know what I was missing until I came up here.
Alaskans buzz about salmon all summer – it makes the front page of the news, it sustains the economy and ourselves. Every potluck and gathering boasts an array of fresh, red, fillets of wild salmon. Though I expected it to, it truly never gets old. The color, texture, flavor, and time between swimming in the ocean to sitting on your plate, means there is little comparison between the product I used to eat and what I enjoy now. But now, you don’t have to take my word for it.
Trout Unlimited is excited to introduce a new partnership with Pride of Bristol Bay: a new business that brings fishing families together to deliver sustainable, wild-caught Bristol Bay salmon to communities across the country. And while they are at it, they are choosing to give back to the habitat that keeps their business thriving by contributing a percentage of their profits to Trout Unlimited’s work to protect Bristol Bay.
We’re proud of the steps we’ve taken to protect Bristol Bay, but we have more work to do. Luckily, eating salmon is now one easy and delicious way YOU can help out in this fight.
Pride of Bristol Bay is accepting reservations for Fall 2015 salmon deliveries in the following cities:
East Coast: Boston, and Orleans, MA, Burlington and Warren, VT, Brooklyn, NY, Vinalhaven, ME
West Coast: Boise, Ketchum and Hailey, ID, Jackson Hole, WY
If you don’t live near any of these cities: Check their website often as new Buying Club locations will be added throughout the year.
Please check out their website, tell your friends and let us know how you’re enjoying your fresh Bristol Bay salmon!
Jenny Lynes is a communications coordinator for the Save Bristol Bay campaign and lives in Anchorage, Alaska.