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What’s so “Special” about the Special Offer?

 

The Quality.   And, of course, the fact that we usually only sell in 10 lb. or 20 lb. Orders.  However, the prices and the size of the boxes are not what place this exceptional product amongst the most desirable gourmet foods in the world.  It’s the exquisite taste, the rich colour, the firm flesh and the stellar reputation of Canadian Wild Sockeye Salmon!

 

Is it fresh?

 

Definitely.  The processing plant is just inside BC where the Stikine River empties into the Gulf of Alaska (near Wrangell, Alaska).  All of the fishing is done within a few miles of the plant in small open boats.  The salmon are often delivered to the cutting table live!  They are flash frozen to minus 40 right at the plant (often less than an hour after being caught)

 

Why frozen?

 

Frozen is fresher than “fresh”.  Freezing does nothing to harm the flavour or nutritional value of salmon and it locks in the freshness.  Most of the salmon that is sold “fresh” (even directly from the boats)  has been out of the water for several days.

 

Is it really the best?

 

Yes.  You will very rarely find this quality in BC.  This is the salmon that is usually exported to the European and Asian specialty food markets. We get a small part of each order, called the “over-run”.  10,000 pounds of whole salmon will produce about 6,000 to 7,000 pounds of filets.  For instance, a gourmet distributor in Paris orders 12,000 pounds of filets.  To be certain that the order will be filled, WildSalmon Canada’s parent company would process 21,000 pounds (21 totes) of Sockeye, resulting in between 12,600 and 14,700 pounds of filets.  This example results in an “over-run” of between 600 and 2,700 pounds.

 

Is this really a BC product?

 

Yes.  Our fishers are all BC residents who have been licensed to harvest these specific waters for over twenty years.  The salmon we sell is caught while the runs are headed for the Stikine River.  The Stikine is one of BC’s largest and most remote river systems.

 

How big are the filets?

 

This varies.  Normally, fish are cut into 4 portions.  A 2 pound fish will produce 4 pieces of about 6 ounces each.  Boxes will contain a variety of sizes (usually between 4 and 8 ounces).  We can only provide specified cuts for special orders of  500 pounds or more(and its more expensive).

 

How is it packaged?

 

Vacuum sealed.  The flash frozen individual salmon filets are vacuum packaged for freshness. Even re-freezing in the sealed package will not harm the salmon!  This fish will never “freezer burn” while it remains in the packaging.

 

 

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