Knowing what goes into the things you eat is an important part of not only enjoying great food, but also in supporting those who make a positive impact on the environment. There is a major distinction between seafood that is wild-caught and seafood that is farmed:

  • Farm-Raised Salmon: This refers to salmon bred in controlled environments, including pens or tanks. Fish farmers closely monitor their diet and growth, often using manufactured feed to supplement their nutrition. Farm-raised salmon are also artificially dyed; the filets are naturally gray and lack the signature pink color. The pink comes from krill and shrimp that the fish naturally eat in the wild, which they don’t have access to when they’re raised in captivity.
  • Wild-Caught Salmon: This label applies to salmon that have lived in the open ocean, allowing them to forage for a natural diet while navigating the dynamic currents, thus building a stronger, more athletic body. Their natural diet makes them exceptionally rich in Omega-3’s and natural minerals, while their migration organically controls the fish’s fat content.

The differences between the two contribute significantly to the taste, texture, and nutritional value of your salmon dish.

Why Choose Wild-Caught Over Farm-Raised?

While both farm-raised and wild-caught salmon have their place in global seafood consumption, here's why you may prefer the wild variety:

  • Rich, Authentic Flavor: Wild salmon's varied diet and active lifestyle gives the filet a distinct, robust flavor that is a delectable delight for the taste buds.
  • Sustainable Fishing Practices: By opting for wild-caught, you are supporting fishing practices that respect marine ecosystems, helping to support the balance of species and their habitats. Captain Tony Wood is one of many captains who we source our salmon from. He upholds strict standards to keep his operation environmentally-friendly and of top quality. You can read more about the fantastic work he does here!
  • Nutrient-Dense: Natural habitats provide wild salmon with a diet rich in Omega-3s and essential minerals, while naturally controlling their fat content. They provide crucial proteins, minerals like potassium and magnesium, as well as vitamins A, D, B-6 and B-12. You can read more about the benefits of eating wild-caught salmon here.

Alaskan King Crab Co. and Our Wild-Caught Salmon

At Alaskan King Crab Co., we're more than just a purveyor of high-quality seafood. We aim to educate and empower our customers, providing not only outstanding products but also the knowledge to savor and appreciate them fully.

As a testament to our commitment to quality and education, we proudly offer a range of wild-caught seafood, including our Sockeye Salmon and Coho Salmon. Sourced straight from the open waters, our wild-caught salmon delivers the unmatched taste of nature while fostering sustainability.

Experience the difference for yourself—our wild-caught salmon visibly stands out from its farm-raised counterparts, presenting a rich color and firm texture that results in an elevated dining experience.

We invite you to share in our commitment to exceptional seafood, and invite a taste of the wild into your home with Alaskan King Crab Co.

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