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Salmon 101

Most of Bumble Bee’s salmon products contain wild-caught salmon, coming from the pristine waters off the Alaskan coast. The Alaskan salmon fishery is widely recognized as one of the best managed fisheries in the world and a model of effective fishery conservation. A testament to the strong management structure of the fishery is its sustainable seafood certification awarded by the Marine Stewardship Council and more recently the award of the independent, third-party Responsible Fisheries Management Certification.

While a majority of Bumble Bee’s salmon products contain wild-caught salmon, some contain Atlantic or coho salmon, which are farm-raised.

What species of salmon is in Bumble Bee products?

Our wild-caught salmon products use three of the five species of salmon found in Alaska – pink salmon, sockeye (also known as red or blueback salmon), and chum (also known as keta salmon). Read more about these species and their life amazing lifecycles.

Our farm-raised salmon products use Atlantic salmon and coho salmon.

Watch a vdeo on how wild-caught salmon are caught and processed.

How are salmon caught?

The main methods of catching the salmon used in Bumble Bee products are purse seine and gill nets – read more here.

How are salmon processed into my canned product?

Learn more about how salmon gets from the waters of Alaska to your can.

Also, additional information regarding Alaska’s approach to seafood sustainability can be found at http://www.alaskaseafood.org/ – Alaska is a major source of our salmon. The Alaska salmon fishery is Marine Stewardship Council certified and the fishery was in 2011 awarded the independent, third-party Responsible Fisheries Management Certification.

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