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Sustainable Wild Alaska Salmon.

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Choice matters and when you select Copper River/PWS you can rest assured that you are making a choice that is good for you and good for the planet. The framers of the Alaska Constitution recognized the importance of protecting Alaska's abundant natural resources, and included in their landmark document a mandate that "fish...be utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle." This dedication to sustainable management has resulted in an ever-replenishing supply of wild salmon for generations to come.

Copper River/PWS salmon runs are all carefully managed for long-term sustainability by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game. ADF&G conducts weekly aerial surveys and monitors weirs at several points throughout the Copper River/PWS estimating abundance to ensure an adequate number of fish migrate to spawning grounds to reproduce each year.

When fishery managers see enough salmon during their surveys (called escapement), they open the fishing grounds for commercial harvest for a determined amount of time. But there’s much more to the story. The Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, the Alaska fishing industry’s marketing arm, details sustainability as it pertains not just to Copper River/PWS Salmon but to all of the species harvested within Alaska as well.

 

Please follow the link below to learn just why Alaska is the model for seafood sustainability: http://www.alaskaseafood.org/sustainability/tools.html

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