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2022 Record Sockeye Salmon Run in Bristol Bay, AK

2022 Kwee-Jack Fishing Crew

Graveyard Point, Alaska 2022 – What a summer it was! Over 76 million (and still counting) sockeye salmon returned to Bristol Bay this summer and shattered the previous record set last year. Our crews were busy. Everyone in the fishing fleets and processing facilities ramped up for a large run … and the fish did not disappoint. We are proud of our crew – they put in some work! Processors ran out of cans, and even filled the freezer space on the barges. At a time when food shortage stories hit the news on a regular basis, it’s a privilege to be part of bringing back one of the healthiest and renewable proteins on the planet.

Any premium seafood should be protected through sustainable fishing practices. Alaska excels at this. The Kvichak River, from which we get our company name, is part of the Bristol Bay salmon fishery. Bristol Bay is the single largest salmon run on the planet. These sockeye salmon come from a fishery considered to be the model of successful stewardship of a natural resource due to sound scientific management. Bristol Bay set the all-time run record in 2021 and then broke it again in 2022. Wild Alaskan Sockeye is at the top of the low-risk list for potential contamination, and is also considered low-risk in terms of sustainability criteria. This means that while you enjoy the deliciousness of these fish, you can also feel good about the underlying environmental ethics.


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Posted on October 5, 2022 in Blog Posts

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