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 video 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?
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.