Purse seine videos are starting to roll in. Remember to upload your vids to http://www.fishfilmfest.com. We are just reviewing videos for the upcoming festival this January. | Via Youtube: A fun depiction of commercial salmon fishing in Kodiak, Alaska. Filmed aboard the F/V New Dawn using GoPros, iPhones, and a Nikon 3200 to capture the action. We omitted the awful weather, dangerously long work hours, Jellyfish to the face, and endless boat work for the sake of crew morale.
ASMI delivers another awesome video touting Alaska's treasured wild salmon. Alaskan salmon stocks are the pinnacle of sustainable fisheries and this video highlights the beauty and passion of commercial fishermen in their element. For those who believe that farmed salmon is an easy choice at the grocery store, open you're eyes and see where wild salmon come from. The world's best salmon come from the pristine waters off of the coast of Alaska. Don't settle for the rest, expect the best! Eat more Wild Alaskan Salmon
This summer has been a mixed bag of salmon highs and lows. Copper River started the salmon season with a huge record breaking run of sockeye. Bristol Bay has met many expectations, but the lack of a price jump puts a damper on a successful season. However, King salmon returns are poor. In Kenai, the failiure of the natural king run was considered a disaster. Southeast Alaskan trollers have suffered from the lack of kings, as well. Prince William Sound is the next big show. A huge run of pink salmon is predicted for this year and many boats are still waiting. In southeast Alaska, harvests are expected to be low, but the value and abundance of chum salmon has added some real economic diversity to fishermen. The summer is salmon is almost over, but the real story will still unfold. Will the pinks show up? Read on for more details of the state of salmon this summer.
- Fishing for Kenai king salmon shut down (juneauempire.com)
- Southeast Salmon | Juneau’s Amalga Harbor Heats Up The Fleet (juneautek.com)
- Team to tackle problem of disappearing king salmon (juneauempire.com)
- Big Red: The Season for Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Is Here (prweb.com)
- Southeast Salmon | Seining For Tsunami Debris (juneautek.com)
Salmon season is in full effect in southeast this year. With the lack of a serious pink run, chum salmon are the hot species this year. The southern chum run has been strong at Kendrick, while the northern chum scene has been invigorated by Amalga Harbor. It’s the first chance seiners have ever had to fish this area. Typically, it’s a DIPAC hatchery program operated by a bidding process for only a few boats. Seiners will have one last chance to battle for Chum this Thursday. It should be quite a show. Good Luck, guys!
- State of Things | JuneauTek Preseason Mode (juneautek.com)
- Alaska Summer Salmon | First Opener In Kendrick Bay (juneautek.com)
- Northwest sees record returns of sockeye salmon (heraldonline.com)
The premiere tasting event in the seafood industry was just held in Anchorage this past Friday evening. Tustumena Smokehouse conquered this season, taking first place in the smoked salmon category and winning the grand prize with Kylee’s Alaskan Salmon Bacon. Yes, salmon bacon! Unfortunately, we can’t all be in Anchorage for the Gala event, but all of this years winners can easily be ordered to our dinner tables with the power on the internet. Check here for a complete list the winners and their websites. All the sites have online ordering and most are offering winter deals. Click thru after the pic to get the inside story on the salmon bacon at the Cordova Times.
Fred West of the Tustumena Smokehouse in Soldotna, which also offers a variety of birch smoked wild Alaska salmon products, also won first prize in the smoked salmon competition. As he was presented with the grand prize award at the Symphony’s gala soiree in Anchorage on Feb. 10, West was asked by Jim Browning of the host Alaska Fisheries Development Foundation to tell the story behind the salmon bacon.West, his voice filled with emotion, explained how his granddaughter Kylee suffered an allergic reaction a few years ago to beef, chicken and pork containing growth hormones and steroids.
He vowed to create a nutritious alternative and by the summer of 2011, his smokehouse was producing heart healthy wild Alaska salmon bacon, with all natural ingredients and no MSG or nitrates. He named the product for his granddaughter Kylee.
Kwik’Pak Fisheries of Emmonak took second place in the smoked fish competition with its Old Style Smoked Yukon Keta and third place with Garlic and Pepper Infused Smoked Yukon Keta.
Sweet potato crunch Alaska Pollock sticks by American Pride Seafoods took first place in food service competition. Ivory King Salmon Sashimi from Triad Fisheries placed second in food service and Louvier’s Wild Alaskan Salmon Cajun Rice Dressing Croquette third.
Aqua Cuisine Naturally Smoked Salmon Frank from AquaCuisine won the retail competition. Tracy’s Alaskan King Crab Bisque from Tracy’s King Crab Shack in Juneau, placed second in retail, and Echo Falls Sockeye Salmon Pinwheels from Ocean Beauty Seafoods placed third.
Tracy’s Alaskan King Carb Bisque also won People’s Choice honors at the Symphony’s gala soirees both in Seattle and Anchorage.
- Pickled King Crab? | Alaska Symphony Of Seafood 2012 (juneautek.com)
- Alaska Commercial Fishing Viewpoints | F/V Iris | Ketchikan Power Trollers (juneautek.com)
- Alaska Commercial Fishing Viewpoints | F/V Loki (juneautek.com)
- Copper River salmon (glutenfreegirl.com)
Sitka Sac Roe Herring
- Alaska Commercial Fishing ViewPoints | F/V Sylvia (juneautek.com)
- Research Paper Final Draft – Commercial Fishing: The Only Cause for the Decline in Returning Salmon? (envirowriters.wordpress.com)
- The End is Near… Southeast Alaska Salmon 2011 (juneautek.wordpress.com)
- Alaska Ponders ISA Outbreak in Wild Salmon Population (juneautek.wordpress.com)