Our Signature Salmon … Wild Alaskan Sockeye Salmon
About Our Company
We capture the fresh-caught quality of succulent, sustainably harvested, Alaskan wild sockeye salmon by cleaning and flash-freezing it within hours of harvest.
Purity… Quality… Nutrition… Sustainable Sustenance
•Certified Purity… By nature, our wild salmon fish are free of hazardous levels of contaminants.
•Top Quality… Our wild salmon fish will always be the very best quality available. This is a promise that we support through our many testimonials, and we back it with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.
•Stellar Nutrition… In addition to ample protein, our wild salmon fish are rich in two vital nutrients… omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D.
•Sustainable Sustenance… All of our wild salmon fish come from well-managed, sustainable wild fisheries. The latter have been certified as such by the State of Alaska, the Marine Stewardship Council and independent organizations like the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program.
Partaking of Alaskan, wild sockeye salmon is the greatest health insurance any of us can give to ourselves!
Sockeye Salmon… iLoveToLiveWell’s Top Choice
Why Trust Us?
Finding high quality Salmon can be difficult and confusing. Is the salmon wild or farmed? Where was the salmon caught? How has the salmon been handled? Few seafood retailers know the answers to these questions, and some may not be eager to provide them.
Surprise! Wild Salmon Is NOT Always Wild Salmon
Investigations by The New York Times and a leading product-testing consumer magazine revealed that much of the salmon sold as “wild” is actually farmed fish. This common fraud is perpetrated to raise sellers’ profits, and this is done at the expense of consumers who lack the expertise to see (or taste) through it. See Salmon Buyer Beware: An Eye-Opening Trip to Manhattan’s Fish Market and other articles in the Seafood Labeling & Fraud Issues section of our News Archive.
Our Experience Matters
Unlike most retailers… We seek and can identify the best wild Alaskan salmon, and only less than 1% meet our strict standards. The founder and Washington State native… Randy Hartnell spent more than 20 years fishing wild, pristine Alaskan waters for salmon. Among them, three key members of the company crew… Randy, his brother Terry Hartnell and COO Dave Hamburg possess more than 50 years of experience fishing Alaskan waters for salmon. As a result… We know where to get the best, most carefully handled wild salmon.
High Quality + Fair Prices = Good Value
Our wild sockeye salmon arrives at your door on dry ice, imbued with the fresh-caught flavor, texture and nutritional benefits that premium quality fish should provide. For optimum culinary quality, we start with wild sockeye salmon that’s been harvested at just the right times and places. Our prices are probably not as low as some retailers who sell wild sockeye salmon. However, this is what shoppers expect when they seek high quality and real value. We earn about the same profit as most retail markets. Yet, our customers enjoy wild sockeye salmon of a much higher initial and delivered quality, and this is at a perfectly fair price. Savvy shoppers know to order larger quantities, and this provides them with very substantial savings. Order $99.00 or more, and receive FREE shipping.
The Most Delicious & Nutritious Alaskan, Wild Sockeye Salmon!
Paul and I purchase… the jumbo whole sockeye, 30 ounce average, 9 fillets. In the section of the order form “DRIVER DELIVERY INSTRUCTIONS,” we always put… KNOCK ON DOOR.
We seek to support our customers’ well being. With this said, we offer only the purest wild salmon fish possible… this is wild salmon fish that grow in the wild environment to which they are so superbly adapted. This wild environment is free of the antibiotics, pesticides, synthetic coloring agents and genetically modified organisms (GMOs) commonly used in fish farms. Government, university and our very own past tests on the seafood we sell show that it is free of harmful levels of mercury and industrial contaminants.
The Flash-Frozen Advantage
As Jane Brody, famed food/nutrition columnist for The New York Times once wrote, “The freshest seafood is that which has been frozen shortly after harvest and remains that way until cooked.” Within hours of harvest, our wild sockeye salmon is processed and flash-frozen. This method preserves the fresh-caught flavor, appearance, texture and nutritional excellence of our premium grade fish. In most markets, the “fresh” fish is rarely in the ideal condition that the label implies. While many supermarkets sell previously frozen wild sockeye salmon, it may not have been frozen fast enough post-harvest. Thus, the salmon typically languishes, thawed in a display case for hours or days along with being exposed to air and light … conditions which quickly foster bacterial growth and render rancid the salmon’s delicate omega-3 fatty acids.
Superior Salmon… Naturally
Our wild Alaskan salmon spend several years feeding on the sea’s natural foods and straining against the robust, cold currents of the North Pacific… this they do before migrating thousands of miles to the headwaters of their birth rivers. Of the millions of young Pacific salmon that begin this demanding ocean odyssey every year… Only the strongest, healthiest fish will reach harvest age. This is why wild salmon have flavor, texture and a nutritional profile that’s far superior to any farm-raised fish. Their superior culinary quality stands in stark contrast to flaccid-fleshed farmed salmon that were raised in pens and fed grains, various antibiotics and pesticides which are almost always Atlantic salmon… Salmo salar. All of our salmon fillets come from the one percent of sustainably harvested wild salmon that meet our strict quality standards.
The Very Best Sockeye Salmon You’ve Ever Tasted!
Cast The Net
John 21:6… “And he said unto them, Cast the net on the right side of the ship, and ye shall find. They cast therefore, and now they were not able to draw it for the multitude of fishes.” Isn’t it interesting that this company’s sockeye salmon (red salmon; Oncorhynchus nerka) are harvested with nets. This is because sockeye salmon primarily eat plankton and krill, and therefore they tend not to strike a lure (baited hook). The two primary fishing methods for net-harvesting sockeye salmon are purse seining and gill netting.
Our Particular Process
Once brought aboard the particular vessels… Our wild sockeye salmon are chilled in slush ice or refrigerated sea water, and then they are transported to shore-side processing plants. The latter is where they are transformed into the frozen products that we offer. The type of gear used to land wild salmon has a much lower impact on quality than other factors… This includes harvest timing, harvest region, onboard handling and the time from harvest to flash-freezing. Wild Alaskan salmon live their entire lives free to roam the open ocean, and they are only harvested as they approach the end of their four-year life cycle. We guarantee that all our fish come from carefully managed, sustainable fisheries.
Alaskan wild salmon is endorsed as a “Best Seafood Choice” by leading environmental organizations… this includes the Marine Stewardship Council, Environmental Defense, the Blue Ocean Institute, the Monterey Bay Aquarium and many others. In contrast, farmed Salmon are typically rated… AVOID. All fish and animal foods contain at least some traces of the industrial contaminants found everywhere in today’s environment, but farmed salmon contain levels of PCBs and dioxins that are higher than any other fish or animal food tested. While even these comparatively high levels of PCBs and dioxins are vanishingly small, it makes good sense to minimize intake.
Vitamin D In Wild Salmon
Research published in recent years makes it clear that vitamin D is a much bigger factor in the health of mankind than previously thought. Vitamin D reduces the risks of osteoporosis, fractures and major cancers. By far, findings show that wild sockeye salmon is the best food source available for vitamin D. There are 600-700 IU of vitamin D in a 3.5 ounce serving of wild sockeye salmon.
Selecting Wild Salmon Helps To Save Wild Salmon
The Alaskan salmon fishing industry is the chief economic force behind the preservation of wild Salmon. But, in recent years… It has been devastated by competition from the world-wide proliferation of cheap, nutritionally inferior, environmentally destructive farmed salmon. As paradoxical as it may seem, to save wild salmon… it helps to choose it over farmed salmon products.
Support For Coastal Communities & A Sustainable Trade
Contributing positively to local fisher-folk, their families and their threatened coastal communities and environment is so important to us that we consider it a key guiding principle. We have a strong commitment in helping to promote a sustainable social, ecological and economic model for the harvesting and sale of wild Salmon. Also, we want our customers to know that we donate a portion of our profits to advocacy organizations such as the United Fishermen of Alaska.
Vital Community Connections & The Causes We Help Sustain
We contribute a portion of our net profits to the Weil Foundation, The Monterey Bay Aquarium, the Natural Resources Defense Council, Raincoast Research (Alexandra Morton’s campaign to protect Canada’s wild Pacific salmon from diseases spread by nearby salmon farms) plus other causes devoted to improving the health and well being of people and the planet that sustains us.
There’s some really enlightening info about salmon in the eBooks… THE PURE TRUTH… WHAT TO EAT & Eating According To Scripture… Foods Of The Bible.