This content was produced in partnership with the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, a public/private partnership between the state of Alaska and the Alaska seafood industry to promote its wild, natural, and sustainable seafood.
Show of hands: How many of you have stood in front of the fish case, gazing back and forth between your choices and had absolutely no idea what to buy?
We don’t mean just choosing between salmon or halibut for dinner, but what is truly the best choice? Wild-caught or farmed? Pacific or Atlantic fish? Is this particular species being overfished? Is this fish safe to eat? Is it worth the price?
Among all the choices available to us, there is one name that we feel you can trust, and that’s Alaska seafood.
Certified Alaska fisheries are committed to following safe and sustainable fishing practices, all of which is wild-caught. The Alaska seafood industry makes every effort to use 100% of the fish they catch – turning parts of the fish that cannot be sold on the market for things like fishmeal, fish oil, and pet food.
Harvesting only the best seafood also means Alaska seafood is a healthy choice for you and your family! Alaska seafood is naturally high in several essential vitamins, including vitamins E, C, D, and A, not to mention those all-important omega-3 fatty acids, which have been shown to improve cardiovascular health and help prevent heart disease.
When buying seafood, ask for Alaska and you can be confident you are supporting sustainable, well managed fisheries.
Ready for some recipes?! Here are four recipes that we’ve developed using wild-caught Alaska seafood, just for you. Enjoy!