Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon offers that wild taste from an amazing place. Did you know that Bristol Bay is the world’s most valuable remaining wild salmon fishery? The fishermen of Bristol Bay are proud to take care of the salmon because they know the salmon take care of them. The fishery supports more than 14,000 jobs and generates more than $1.5 billion in revenue. It’s an economic engine that has sustained the region since 1870.
Sustainability is the driving force in Alaska’s fishing industry. A commitment to sustainable fishing practices requires time, resources, science-based research, and enforcement of rules. Indeed, all of those things are practiced and demonstrated both during the frenetic weeks of the Bristol Bay sockeye run, as well as throughout the rest of the year, as data is compiled and analyzed. The size of Bristol Bay’s salmon runs prove the sustainability and success of this approach.
The past few years have seen record-breaking numbers of fish returning to Bristol Bay.