A Note From Jenn: Why The Wildly Devoted Dinner Box

When Steve & I first went to Naknek, Alaska in 2001, the threat of the Pebble mine was not imminent like it is today. The mine wasn’t unheard of, but it wasn’t yet this familiar, looming fear.

Five or six years later the threat became more talked about, more widespread, more real. We were still young enough to be uncertain of just how much of our livelihood relied on Bristol Bay and its resources, but after just a few more short seasons of fishing and the 2010 Clean Water Act process to protect Bristol Bay underway, we realized that life as we knew it, and as we wanted to know it, relied on these salmon and the protection of Bristol Bay, Alaska.

Today, the threat of open-pit mining at the headwaters of the world’s largest wild salmon run is stronger and larger than ever, which is why we are dedicating so much of our energy to creative ways of getting the word out, inviting and urging folks to submit a comment to the Army Corps of Engineers, and sharing our passion for this livelihood as best we know how — with the Wildly Devoted Dinner Box.

The dinner box will only be available until April 30th – order today to help us spread the word about this special place and the protections it requires.

The Wildly Devoted Dinner box feeds 8+ of your friends and family, ships free, and costs just $99.

Each box includes:

  • 8 – 6 oz. Sockeye Salmon Portions
  • 1 – Tom Douglas “Rub with Love” seasoning, renowned Seattle chef and Bristol Bay advocate
  • 1 each – Traditional smoked salmon and garlic pepper smoked salmon for starters
  • 1 – 8 oz. container of our Cajun Smoked Dip
  • 2 – Favorite recipes from our kitchen to yours
  • 8 – Postcards in which you and your guests can easily submit your comments to the Army Corps of Engineers condemning the mine
  • A summary and update of the latest news about Pebble Mine from Trout Unlimited
  • A personal letter from us explaining our passion for our work and where it takes place
  • 8 – Wildly Devoted Stickers

Wildly Devoted Salmon Lovers,

With 2019 well underway, Pride of Bristol Bay is celebrating another successful year of business. From the very beginning, we’ve prioritized sustainably fishing for sockeye salmon in beautiful Bristol Bay, AK, along with serving a growing, loyal community. We’ve also maintained the highest standards for selling salmon and customer service. It has been an honor and a privilege to share Pride of Bristol Bay with our customers.

Strengthening alongside our business is our devotion to wild salmon and the pristine environment that supports them. From the original trip to Alaska on a whim — to agreeing to captain a boat, to getting a permit, and finally acquiring the F/V Ava Jane – we have always understood that investing in the fishery is equally as important to investing in the environment. But beyond passion, conservation of the environment is also driven by economics. Fishing in Bristol Bay demonstrates the area’s worth, and protecting this sacred space is of utmost importance.

Wildly Devoted Pride of Bristol Bay

With 2019 underway, Pride of Bristol Bay is celebrating another successful year of business. From the very beginning, we’ve prioritized sustainably fishing for sockeye salmon in beautiful Bristol Bay, AK, along with serving a growing, loyal community. We’ve also maintained the highest standards for selling salmon and other high-quality seafood. It has been an honor and a privilege to share Pride of Bristol Bay with our customers.

Strengthening alongside our business is our devotion to wild salmon and the pristine environment that supports them. From the original trip to Alaska on a whim — to agreeing to captain a boat, to getting a permit, and finally acquiring the F/V Ava Jane – we have always understood that investing in the fishery is equally as important to invest in the environment. But beyond passion, conservation of the environment is also driven by economics. Fishing in Bristol Bay demonstrates the area’s worth, and protecting this sacred space is of utmost importance.

“PEOPLE TAKE FOR GRANTED THE AMAZING RENEWABLE RESOURCE OF WILD SALMON AND CLEAN WATER. WITH THE RISE OF THE PEBBLE MINE PROJECT, THE NEED TO PROTECT WILD SALMON HABITAT IS AT ITS MOST CRITICAL POINT IN MODERN TIMES.” -STEVE KURIAN

We are grateful for what the salmon and Bristol Bay have given us, and we are Wildly Devoted to this cause.

“IT MEANS MORE TO US THAN JUST OUR LIVELIHOOD, SO GIVING BACK THROUGH RAISING BOTH MONEY AND AWARENESS IS THE MOST IMPORTANT THING WE CAN DO RIGHT NOW.” -JENN KURIAN

Through our Wildly Devoted program, Pride of Bristol Bay has been committed in giving back. We will continue to donate 1% of total sales to our friends at Trout Unlimited who are dedicated to preserving the Bay and advocating against projects, like Pebble Mine.

“After years of catching and selling salmon to wonderful customers, I know these people would want nothing more than to play a critical part in protecting the fish that nourish our body and souls. I hope this idea catches on and encourages fishermen, processors, and consumers to take action and donate to the protection of wild salmon habitat.” -Steve Kurian

From all of us at Pride of Bristol Bay, we thank you for your support, and for being Wildly Devoted alongside us.