I'm thrilled to partner with my wonderful fiance and his family, to be able to share one of the things I LOVE with my customers.
As a family the Cooks have been fishing for salmon in Bristol Bay since 1978 and currently have two vessels and three generations fishing together. The Cooks have been dedicated to sustainable fishing practices and to catching and marketing quality fish since they started fishing in 1978. They have served on numerous quality assurance, sustainability and regulation councils. All the fish (sockeye, coho and chinook) are immediately bled and chilled when they come on board, and then processed and graded by Trident Seafood's.
Bristol Bay, like all Alaska Salmon fisheries is managed by the state of Alaska to insure sustain yields and full utilization of the catch. Alaska fisheries management has grown the fishery from 12 million fish returning each year prior to statehood to over 35 million fish on average returning each year. The Bristol Bay fishery was certified as sustainable in 2014 by the Global Sustained Seafood Initiative; in large part due to the increase in biomass, insured full utilization of each fish and lack of by catch.
Wild Alaska Salmon are considered a high-quality source of protein and are high in omega 3 (DHA and EPA), vitamins A, B-12, D, and E. On top of which the Bristol Bay Fishery is extremely remote (the only way to get there is by boat or plane) and free of commercial pollutants and toxins.