Why Wild Alaska Salmon?

The Smart Source Advantage: Wild, Healthy, Sustainable 
WILD 

When you purchase Smart Source Seafood, you are guaranteed the finest fish on the planet. Harvested from the pristine waters of Alaska, our seafood is pure and free of contamination by pesticides, antibiotics, PCBs, growth hormones, dyes, and bacteria. Our salmon gets special treatment. It's handpicked from the net, and then cooled immediately. Then, it's brought to shore where it's processed, filleted, vacuum packed and flash frozen at -30 degrees to lock in the fresh taste just hours after it's caught. This process locks in the "just caught" taste for you to enjoy year-round. We call it "fresh frozen." When it comes to quality and flavor, all of our customers will tell you that there is no comparison between supermarket salmon and Smart Source Seafood salmon.

A recent study using DNA testing conducted by OCEANA in Washington, New York, Chicago, and Virginia found that 43% of salmon sold in large and small retailers, and restaurants was mislabeled. A whopping 69% of the errors were farmed Atlantic salmon marketed as wild-caught salmon. Other times, the salmon was labeled as a specific species of salmon, like "Sockeye," but was actually a lower- valued species. 

The only way to guarantee you're getting the best wild Alaska salmon is to purchase it from a trusted source. If you love high-quality, wild seafood, choose Smart Source!

HEALTHY 

You're making an investment in your health when you choose to eat wild Alaska salmon.  Our Alaska salmon is high in nutrients, protein, and is a natural source for heart-healthy good fat called Omega-3 fatty acids. The American Heart Association recommends eating at least two servings of fatty fish (salmon, rainbow trout, sardine, herring, and mackeral) for optimal health. Need to add more heart healthy Omega-3s to your diet, but don't think you like salmon? Think again. We've converted even the pickiest of eaters into wild salmon fans. The flavor of supermarket salmon doesn't stand a chance against our wild salmon.

Studies also prove it's critical for expecting mothers to consume plenty of Omega-3s in order to get an Omega-3 derivative called docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), which helps build the developing  brain.

Read more about the many benefits of Omega-3s here. To view the nutrition facts for different kinds of Alaska salmon, click here.

SUSTAINABLE 

Sustainability is a hot topic these days, and more and more people are taking interest in sustainable seafood too. Alaska's fisheries are well managed to guarantee that they will continue to thrive for generations to come. The Alaska Constitution mandates all fisheries must be managed sustainably. All seafood we catch is closely monitored by the National Marine Fisheries Service and Alaska Fish and Game and is certified sustainable by the Marine Stewardship Council. For a more detailed look at how Alaska keeps our fisheries sustainable, check out: Alaska's Seafood Sustainability in Plain English.