All the fish sold by Alaska Gold Seafood is caught by members of Seafood Producers Cooperative. Since our co-op's founding in 1944, our fishermen have continued to preserve traditional fishing methods that protect wild salmon species and the places where they are found. The pride our members take in maintaining quality is unprecedented because we, the fishermen, own and operate the co-op. Seafood Producers Cooperative is over 500 small family-run American businesses in one. Everything we do is with our proud tradition of quality seafood. As a co-op, we support small boat fishermen and southeast Alaska coastal communities.
Our commitment to quality seafood beings with our members’ traditional hook and line fishing methods. Only a small percentage of Alaskan salmon are caught using the traditional hook and line methods that our co-op members use. Hook and line fishermen give the utmost of care to each fish. Our fish are caught, bled, processed, and put on ice within minutes of being caught. These catch and handling procedures ensure that the fish you receive is of the highest quality — a difference you’ll notice from the raw product all the way to your plate in our delicious seafood recipes. We believe each fish deserves to be treated with a singular devotion to quality and the respect due to a wild creature, all the way to the consumer.
Being responsible stewards of this rich natural resource means using careful harvesting methods, accurately reporting catches, and adhering to scientific data. This is the only way to protect the fish and the livelihood of fishermen and the communities that depend on them. Alaska’s successful fisheries management practices have produced consistently healthy and sustainable fish harvests year after year. Sustainable fishing practices take care not to harm the fish, other marine plants and animals, nor the environment.