Post-harvest Chilling Nets Bristol Bay’s Sockeye Success in Retail Sales
BRISTOL BAY, AK -- Everyone knows Bristol Bay is the world’s largest run of sockeye salmon, but is it the best? The quality of the salmon caught is at a peak before they start upriver to spawn. To capture that inherent "best-ness" Bristol Bay fishermen have been installing post-harvest chilling systems and the processors have paid a premium for the higher-quality catch.
The 2018 commercial sockeye salmon harvest produced a record volume of chilled salmon. Processors in the Bristol Bay region reported chilled deliveries totaling 151.6 million...
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