The Bristol Bay Ecosystem: What types of fish can you catch in Bristol Bay?

As wild seafood providers who also love to fish, the Kurians and the rest of us on the Pride of Bristol Bay team make a big effort to soak up as much of Bristol Bay as we can each summer. It’s important to Steve to get the crew of the F/V Ava Jane off the boat for a few days and offer the chance to get upriver, where the water shallows, the fish turn color and...

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How long does frozen salmon last in the freezer?

At Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell in bulk in order to keep our product affordable, because we are used to fish flying out of the freezer, and because it’s better for the environment. We understand, however, that some salmon lovers aren’t feeding growing kids or move through a 20lb box of wild salmon <...

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What should fresh salmon smell like?

Many of our customers are avid fishers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who eat their meals outside, over a fire, after a day of harvesting. Some, however, live far from the ocean or the river and are less familiar with the delicious wonders of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. We understand that for these folks, there may be a bit more confusion about what constitu...

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How long does frozen salmon take to thaw?

Ready for your wild salmon dinner tonight? Pride of Bristol Bay sockeye fillets average about a pound and a half, and we recommend thawing them overnight, in their original vac-pac placed in a tray or pan, in the fridge. Or, pull a fillet out in the morning for dinner that evening. Thawing a fillet of salmon in the fridge will take 6-8 hours; the slow thaw is the best way to pre...

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Is wild salmon organic?

Per the original definition of the word, yes, wild salmon is organic in that it grows naturally without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. However, under current rules, no wild seafood is certified organic; in the United States, the USDA “certified organic” declaration and label applies only to crops and animals raised on land.  Read More

How many servings are there in a salmon fillet?

Most salmon fillets can feed three or four people. The size of the fillet will depend on the species of fish; at Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell sockeye salmon because it’s what we harvest during the summer months of June and July in Bristol Bay, Alaska. It is also delicious, nutritious and has a firmer texture than other salmon species like Coho (Silver), Keta ...

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How many dinners in a 10lb box of salmon?

Buying ten pounds of anything can feel like a commitment; at Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell in larger volumes in order to keep our product affordable, and because we’ve found that our customers are ready to eat salmon often and burn through a few boxes every year! When considering the investment of a 10lb box, here are a few things to consider.  ...

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Why skin on?

At Pride of Bristol Bay, all of our wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, both fillets and portions, are sold with the skin-on. There are a few reasons for this, but the most important one for new customers to understand is that wild salmon skin is delicious! There is a flavor-filled layer of fat between the flesh of the fillet and the skin, which you’ll notice as ...

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My box has some tail pieces, why? And what can I do with them?

The short answer: keep on cooking! Wild sockeye salmon tail pieces are full of the same delicious flavor and nutrients that are present in the rest of the fish. We understand that a tail piece may be smaller or a more tapered cut than a different portion of our Bristol Bay sockeye. Let us explain how we get our portions and why we sell those that are tail piec...

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Why Our Salmon: Traceability

We take pride in following our wild salmon from the point of harvest to your door. To do so, we collaborate with Leader Creek Fisheries, utilizing their coding, sorting, and inventory technology. Each 10lb or 20lb case of wi...

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6 Health benefits of salmon for brain, heart, and skin health

Salmon is sometimes called a super-food because of how much benefit consuming it has for your overall health. But what are the specific benefits of eating salmon over all the other sources of protein that are available? Here are the 6 health benefits of salmon for your brain, your heart and your skin. It Enhances Brain Function Omega-3 fa...

Read More

When is wild salmon fresh?

As catcher-sellers of the world’s greatest wild protein, we are proud of our wild sockeye salmon fillets and portions at Pride of Bristol Bay. Our pride is strong enough that our product is guaranteed! We guarantee that you eat up your ten or twenty pound case quickly, but also that the quality of your experience w...

Read More

How do you know the fishery is sustainable?

One of the main questions we field at our wild salmon company both during and following the season is: is your catch sustainable? Usually followed by: how do you know?  We are happy that more and more of our customers are asking this important question as they shop online directly from the fishermen, like at Read More

Here's Why Salmon are Pink, Orange or Red

AN OVERVIEW ON HOW DIET AFFECTS THE COLOR OF SALMON’S FLESH Have you ever heard that if you eat a bunch of carrots, you’ll turn orange? Salmon end up orange, pink or even red for the same exact reason: carotenoids.These mighty plant pigments have the power to brighten flesh. And that they do. B...

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5 Main advantages of Flash Freezing?

5 Main advantages of Flash Freezing?  1) Flash-freezing is an accelerated process in which fish are frozen very quickly within 25-35 hours after they're harvested. It uses ultra-low temperatures so that the fish are processed and frozen solid in a matter of hours, not days. 2) Flash-freezing maintains the “look and feel” of salmon, without the use of artificial preservatives....

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Do you know where the fish on your plate comes from?

Traceability We collaborate with Leader Creek Fisheries, utilizing their coding, sorting and inventory technology and follow our wild salmon from the point of harvest to your door. Each 20 lb case of our wild, Bristol Bay Sockeye fillets or portions is marked with name of the Bristol Bay fishing district in which they were harvested, providing you a level of traceability that is absol...

Read More

What Type of Salmon Is the Healthiest to Eat?

There are many different types of salmon — specifically, five types of Pacific salmon and two types of Atlantic salmon. These days, Atlantic salmon is typically farmed, while Pacific salmon species are primarily wild-caught. Wild-caught Pacific salmon are typically considered to be the healthiest salmon. ATLANTIC ...

Read More

Wild vs. Farmed Salmon — Which is Better for Your Body and the Planet?

Health Benefits When it comes to navigating your salmon options (fresh, frozen, and canned), making the most optimal choice for your body and the planet can seem overwhelming. That said, salmon is touted for a variety of health benefits. In addition to being an impressive source of heart-healthy protein, salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, selenium, and p...

Read More

How long does frozen salmon last in the freezer?

At Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell in bulk in order to keep our product affordable, because we are used to fish flying out of the freezer, and because it’s better for the environment. We understand, however, that some salmon lovers aren’t feeding growing kids or move through a 20lb box of wild salmon <...

Read More

What should fresh salmon smell like?

Many of our customers are avid fishers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who eat their meals outside, over a fire, after a day of harvesting. Some, however, live far from the ocean or the river and are less familiar with the delicious wonders of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. We understand that for these folks, there may be a bit more confusion about what constitu...

Read More

How long does frozen salmon take to thaw?

Ready for your wild salmon dinner tonight? Pride of Bristol Bay sockeye fillets average about a pound and a half, and we recommend thawing them overnight, in their original vac-pac placed in a tray or pan, in the fridge. Or, pull a fillet out in the morning for dinner that evening. Thawing a fillet of salmon in the fridge will take 6-8 hours; the slow thaw is the best way to pre...

Read More

When is wild salmon fresh?

As catcher-sellers of the world’s greatest wild protein, we are proud of our wild sockeye salmon fillets and portions at Pride of Bristol Bay. Our pride is strong enough that our product is guaranteed! We guarantee that you eat up your ten or twenty pound case quickly, but also that the quality of your experience w...

Read More

5 Main advantages of Flash Freezing?

5 Main advantages of Flash Freezing?  1) Flash-freezing is an accelerated process in which fish are frozen very quickly within 25-35 hours after they're harvested. It uses ultra-low temperatures so that the fish are processed and frozen solid in a matter of hours, not days. 2) Flash-freezing maintains the “look and feel” of salmon, without the use of artificial preservatives....

Read More

Is wild salmon organic?

Per the original definition of the word, yes, wild salmon is organic in that it grows naturally without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. However, under current rules, no wild seafood is certified organic; in the United States, the USDA “certified organic” declaration and label applies only to crops and animals raised on land.  Read More

Why Our Salmon: Traceability

We take pride in following our wild salmon from the point of harvest to your door. To do so, we collaborate with Leader Creek Fisheries, utilizing their coding, sorting, and inventory technology. Each 10lb or 20lb case of wi...

Read More

How do you know the fishery is sustainable?

One of the main questions we field at our wild salmon company both during and following the season is: is your catch sustainable? Usually followed by: how do you know?  We are happy that more and more of our customers are asking this important question as they shop online directly from the fishermen, like at Read More

Do you know where the fish on your plate comes from?

Traceability We collaborate with Leader Creek Fisheries, utilizing their coding, sorting and inventory technology and follow our wild salmon from the point of harvest to your door. Each 20 lb case of our wild, Bristol Bay Sockeye fillets or portions is marked with name of the Bristol Bay fishing district in which they were harvested, providing you a level of traceability that is absol...

Read More

What Type of Salmon Is the Healthiest to Eat?

There are many different types of salmon — specifically, five types of Pacific salmon and two types of Atlantic salmon. These days, Atlantic salmon is typically farmed, while Pacific salmon species are primarily wild-caught. Wild-caught Pacific salmon are typically considered to be the healthiest salmon. ATLANTIC ...

Read More

Wild vs. Farmed Salmon — Which is Better for Your Body and the Planet?

Health Benefits When it comes to navigating your salmon options (fresh, frozen, and canned), making the most optimal choice for your body and the planet can seem overwhelming. That said, salmon is touted for a variety of health benefits. In addition to being an impressive source of heart-healthy protein, salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, selenium, and p...

Read More

How long does frozen salmon last in the freezer?

At Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell in bulk in order to keep our product affordable, because we are used to fish flying out of the freezer, and because it’s better for the environment. We understand, however, that some salmon lovers aren’t feeding growing kids or move through a 20lb box of wild salmon <...

Read More

What should fresh salmon smell like?

Many of our customers are avid fishers, hunters and outdoor enthusiasts who eat their meals outside, over a fire, after a day of harvesting. Some, however, live far from the ocean or the river and are less familiar with the delicious wonders of Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. We understand that for these folks, there may be a bit more confusion about what constitu...

Read More

How long does frozen salmon take to thaw?

Ready for your wild salmon dinner tonight? Pride of Bristol Bay sockeye fillets average about a pound and a half, and we recommend thawing them overnight, in their original vac-pac placed in a tray or pan, in the fridge. Or, pull a fillet out in the morning for dinner that evening. Thawing a fillet of salmon in the fridge will take 6-8 hours; the slow thaw is the best way to pre...

Read More

Is wild salmon organic?

Per the original definition of the word, yes, wild salmon is organic in that it grows naturally without chemical fertilizers, pesticides, or other artificial agents. However, under current rules, no wild seafood is certified organic; in the United States, the USDA “certified organic” declaration and label applies only to crops and animals raised on land.  Read More

How many servings are there in a salmon fillet?

Most salmon fillets can feed three or four people. The size of the fillet will depend on the species of fish; at Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell sockeye salmon because it’s what we harvest during the summer months of June and July in Bristol Bay, Alaska. It is also delicious, nutritious and has a firmer texture than other salmon species like Coho (Silver), Keta ...

Read More

How many dinners in a 10lb box of salmon?

Buying ten pounds of anything can feel like a commitment; at Pride of Bristol Bay, we sell in larger volumes in order to keep our product affordable, and because we’ve found that our customers are ready to eat salmon often and burn through a few boxes every year! When considering the investment of a 10lb box, here are a few things to consider.  ...

Read More

Why skin on?

At Pride of Bristol Bay, all of our wild Bristol Bay sockeye salmon, both fillets and portions, are sold with the skin-on. There are a few reasons for this, but the most important one for new customers to understand is that wild salmon skin is delicious! There is a flavor-filled layer of fat between the flesh of the fillet and the skin, which you’ll notice as ...

Read More

My box has some tail pieces, why? And what can I do with them?

The short answer: keep on cooking! Wild sockeye salmon tail pieces are full of the same delicious flavor and nutrients that are present in the rest of the fish. We understand that a tail piece may be smaller or a more tapered cut than a different portion of our Bristol Bay sockeye. Let us explain how we get our portions and why we sell those that are tail piec...

Read More

6 Health benefits of salmon for brain, heart, and skin health

Salmon is sometimes called a super-food because of how much benefit consuming it has for your overall health. But what are the specific benefits of eating salmon over all the other sources of protein that are available? Here are the 6 health benefits of salmon for your brain, your heart and your skin. It Enhances Brain Function Omega-3 fa...

Read More

When is wild salmon fresh?

As catcher-sellers of the world’s greatest wild protein, we are proud of our wild sockeye salmon fillets and portions at Pride of Bristol Bay. Our pride is strong enough that our product is guaranteed! We guarantee that you eat up your ten or twenty pound case quickly, but also that the quality of your experience w...

Read More

Here's Why Salmon are Pink, Orange or Red

AN OVERVIEW ON HOW DIET AFFECTS THE COLOR OF SALMON’S FLESH Have you ever heard that if you eat a bunch of carrots, you’ll turn orange? Salmon end up orange, pink or even red for the same exact reason: carotenoids.These mighty plant pigments have the power to brighten flesh. And that they do. B...

Read More

Do you know where the fish on your plate comes from?

Traceability We collaborate with Leader Creek Fisheries, utilizing their coding, sorting and inventory technology and follow our wild salmon from the point of harvest to your door. Each 20 lb case of our wild, Bristol Bay Sockeye fillets or portions is marked with name of the Bristol Bay fishing district in which they were harvested, providing you a level of traceability that is absol...

Read More

What Type of Salmon Is the Healthiest to Eat?

There are many different types of salmon — specifically, five types of Pacific salmon and two types of Atlantic salmon. These days, Atlantic salmon is typically farmed, while Pacific salmon species are primarily wild-caught. Wild-caught Pacific salmon are typically considered to be the healthiest salmon. ATLANTIC ...

Read More

Wild vs. Farmed Salmon — Which is Better for Your Body and the Planet?

Health Benefits When it comes to navigating your salmon options (fresh, frozen, and canned), making the most optimal choice for your body and the planet can seem overwhelming. That said, salmon is touted for a variety of health benefits. In addition to being an impressive source of heart-healthy protein, salmon is also rich in omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, selenium, and p...

Read More