Wild Alaska Sockeye Salmon

All About Icy Bay Sockeye Salmon

What Makes Icy Bay Sockeye Salmon The Healthiest & Best Tasting Salmon?

As we all have become more aware of what where our food comes from and with what we consume, we saw the opportunity to make a change in the way we think about seafood, especially with Alaskan Sockeye Salmon.

Minimal, Transparent Processing & Sourcing - Food processing encompasses a range of operations to transform raw foodstuffs into products ready for consumption, cooking, and storage.  The salmon that we harvest every Summer undergoes minimal and transparent processing, guaranteeing that no non-organic additives or practices have been used. There are no middlemen or outsourced parties involved. Icy Bay Salmon is processed within hours of each daily catch.  The fish are gutted, filleted, pin-boned, vacuum sealed and flash-frozen at the peak of their freshness, and finally placed in cold storage until ready for consumption or sale.   The result is an exquisite product that maintains its natural flavors and nutrients, delivering a truly top-quality experience for seafood lovers.

Alaskan Sockeye Salmon is:

  • Known for it’s fresh flavor, silky texture and brilliant red color, which is why it is commonly referred to as Red Salmon.
  • Some of the healthiest protein you can eat.  The Food and Drug Administration recommends that pregnant women eat sockeye salmon, which is one of the only fish species recommended.  Balanced with nutrients, sockeye salmon are best described as being clean, fresh, pure, packed with Vitamin D3, antioxidants, EPAs, DHPs, NTG Omega 3s and low in Mercury. The krill and plankton that the salmon eat produces the antioxidant astaxanthin which is a heart-healthy compound that supports whole health.
  • Are short-lived and they eat very low on the food chain.  Most sockeye salmon live only 3 to 5 years in the waters of the Northern Pacific Ocean, and feed on krill, plankton and tiny fish.  This makes sockeye salmon among the lowest bioaccumulating fish in the sea.  Bioaccumulation is the process of retaining environmental contaminants in the body. Few if any other fish of a salmon’s size can make this claim.
  • An anadromous fish that live in the ocean that eventually enters fresh water to spawn. From birth, the juvenile fish spend one to four years in in fresh water and then migrate to and spend one to three years in the ocean. 
  • Are the second most abundant species of Alaskan Salmon.
  • On average, grow to 24 inches, sometimes as long as 31 inches and can weigh anywhere from 4 to 15 pounds.
  • Certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council.