Alaska Seafood Talk
Archived Posts from this Category
Archived Posts from this Category
I would like to wish all of our customers a Happy Thanksgiving!† This year (for the second year in a row) we will be having salmon along side our Thanksgiving Day Turkey!† My sister-in-law Mindy is hosting Thanksgiving at her house again this year.† I wish everyone a safe travel and a†Happy Thanksgiving!
We are running a special on our Alaska Halibut until November 31st, 2008. We marked our Halibut from $18.99 to $14.99 per lbs. To take advantage of this special sale click here.
Thanks to a tip from a customer it was brought to our attention that our toll free number was not working (1-866-286-6946). I have called the phone company and they are correcting the issue. It should be up and running in 3 days they said. If you need to contact us call us direct at 1-907-283-9246. You can also place an order on our web site as well.
Currently we are running a special on our Coho Salmon (Silver Salmon). For those of you who like to take advantage of this savings, now is your chance. You can get 5 lbs. of Coho Salmon for $35.95 + shipping. Expires 11/17/2008
I have had a few inquires lately about any additives used in our raw seafood products. So I thought I would take this time to discuss our products (and that fact that we do not use any additives).
Now any frozen products we sell like our Wild Alaska Salmon (King, Sockeye or Coho) and Wild Alaska Halibut are all natural and wild with no additives or preservatives. Our frozen Alaska seafood is caught, processed and packaged by us. These are natural, wild, healthy products that our family sells.
So no we do not add anything to our raw seafood products.
I wanted to let everyone know that R&J friend and Iditarod Musher, Bruce Linton will be on the Discovery Channelís Toughest Race on Earth: Iditarod. You can go to Bruce Lintonís web site: http://www.dogsledvt.com/
This year we committed to supply local dog mushers and kennels with fish heads. I was surprised to learn just how many dogs we were able to help by doing this.
Here is the info:
(Red Shed Racing, Kasilof Alaska - 15 dogs)
(Ruca Dog Kennel, Sterling Alaska - 24 dogs)
(Rogues Gallery Kennel, Kasilof Alaska - 35 dogs)
Greateful Sled Dog Rescue, Kasilof Alaska - 12 dogs
B&S Kennel, Sterling Alaska - 18 dogs
Josh Hudson, Kasilof Alaska - 35 dogs
We look forward to helping again next year!
Well it has been a while since I have written. The summers are truly busy for us. We catch fish (salmon and halibut), process, sell and ship fish all in an 8 week window of time.
It is August and the season is officially over. We ended earlier than expected. Alaska Fish & Game shut us down to ensure a healthier return of salmon to the Kenai River. This ensures our families future in commercial fishing.
Thank you to all who visited our plant this summer, stoped by our booth at the Anchorage Saturday & Sunday Market and those of you who continue to order the best wild salmon and halibut Alaska has to offer.
I know there is still a month before the Alaska commercial salmon season starts but we are getting close and I am getting very excited! I consider my self privileged to live in a state that has such an abundance of seafood, especially wild salmon.
This season brings new adventures for our family. There are lots of new projects on the horizon. We will be shooting a lot of video this summer and taking plenty of pictures.
We will be presenting our new smoked salmon packaging this summer, we are stepping up to the plate and committing to finding green packaging for all products. First we are going to start having degradable shopping bags at our retail store and the Saturday & Sunday Market in Anchorage.
If anyone out there knows of companies that provide Green Packaging let me know. We are always looking for solutions, so send people our way.
We just completed our MSC audit and passed. For those of you who are not familiar with MSC it stands for the Marine Stewardship Council.The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) is an independent, global, non-profit organization. In an attempt to reverse the continued decline in the world’s fisheries, the MSC is seeking to harness consumer purchasing power to generate change and promote environmentally responsible stewardship of the world’s most important renewable food source, seafood.
So first the Alaska Salmon and Halibut fishery has to be certified by MSC as a sound fishery that is well managed. This has been done.
Secondly, we (R&J Seafoods) have to pass an independent audit that shows we can trace our fish from the finished product back to where it came from (chain of custody). Any salmon or halibut that I ship out I have to be able to show where the fish came from. We have been able to do just that. Thus, we will be receiving our certification!
Once we receive our certification number we will post the MSC logo on our web site.