You know where your KOL Foods meat comes from, and your KOL Foods salmon shouldn't be any different!
For almost a decade now, we have teamed up with Steve and Jenn, their two kids and small crew who fish the Alaskan waters in Bristol Bay every year. They catch their prized Sockeye Salmon in these icy and pristine waters, and then ship their catch to their home state of Pennsylvania - a perfect location for KOL Foods!
Though they started fishing salmon with a friend as a vacation adventure, they caught salmon as well as a fishing bug, and a desire to make this their life's work. Fishing on their own boat since 2004, Jenn and Steve make sure to catch the best salmon in a sustainable manner.
Steve and Jenn are proud of their unique catch - and we know you'll love it too.
“June and July are busy months on the boat. The fishing season lasts approximately 5-7 weeks. My husband is the skipper of our 32’ boat, while I am the first mate, and two other local men are deckhands. While on the boat, we listen to the satellite radio to hear the official fishing periods. As we catch the salmon they are kept in refrigerated holds, making sure the quality is preserved. Every 10 hours we offload our fish onto a larger crab boat which takes the fish in for processing. The fish is quickly filleted, flash-frozen, and vacuum-sealed to capture the "direct from the boat” flavor. After finishing, the salmon is sent back to PA where KOL Foods picks it up.
We offer wild, Alaskan sockeye salmon because we believe the health benefits received from wild salmon are an essential part of our mind and body health.
As fishermen, we are able to experience the beauty of Alaska and participate in the native culture of the land. As the demand increases for wild salmon and Omega-3 rich diets, we are proud to be able to make this product available to you. We are delighted to be able to supply you with the best sockeye salmon in the world. Our tireless hours of commercial fishing are rewarded with your love for our product.”