Wild salmon has a perfect structure and excellent taste. With its deep red flesh colour, firm texture and heavy on fats and nutrients, sockeye salmon is known for its superior quality.
Salmon live wild in the Northern Atlantic and the Pacific. In the Pacific, several species occur. Anova supplies chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) and pink salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha).
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FAO61 and 67
Alaska / Russia
Pink salmon: mid-June to mid-September
Chum salmon: June to September
Sockeye salmon: May to September
Fish that swim in schools in the water column, like salmon, can be efficiently caught with nets. The salmon are caught before spawning and with gillnets: by laying a net wall in the water in the path of the fish, the fish swim in the nets. Keta salmon is caught using gillnets, pink salmon are caught using seines. The main characteristics of seines or surround nets are that they have no impact on the sea floor, low fuel consumption of the fishing boats and a relatively small amount of by-catch. For this reason, salmon from Alaska is MSC certified, irrespective of the method used to catch it. In order to preserve fish stocks optimally, the salmon population is closely monitored. Biologists and local experts keep a sharp eye on the salmon quota.
Wild salmon schools are caught with surround nets or purse seine. This happens in FAO61 and FAO67 in Alaska and Russia. This salmon is MSC certified irrespective of the method used to catch it.
The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an international non-profit organisation that has developed a certification scheme for sustainable wild-catch fishing. The MSC standard consists of three core principles that each fishery must demonstrate it meets: sustainable fish stocks, minimising environmental impact and effective management. Find out more at www.msc.org.
The Alaska Seafood fishery for wild salmon pays attention to: fisheries management methods, stocks assessment and quota establishment, by-catch reduction, traceability, transparency and protection of ecosystems. For more information, visit Alaska Seafood.