Alaskan Mariners Direct, Wild Alaskan Salmon

Eat Healthy, Great Tasting Seafood with almost the same amount of Protein and Omega 3 Fatty Acids, Half the Fat, 32% less Carbs, and none of the Antibiotics or Pesticides used in Farm Raised Fish, Buying Wild Alaskan Salmon for Sale Online. We are the Best Place to Buy Fresh Wild Alaskan Salmon, including Pink Sockeye and Silver Coho, Caught in Pacific and Shipped Fresh to your Door.

Fresh Frozen seafood from the pure Alaskan waters. Never a fishy smell or taste.
Why Eat Salmon:                                                         

Alaskan salmon is one of the healthiest best tasting seafood you can buy. Pacific Ocean caught salmon, like most fish, is a great source of essential vitamins and minerals, as well as provides lots of protein and Omega 3 fatty acids. Health professionals all recommend we increase the amount of Omega 3 fatty acids in our diet. This is because Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for our nervous system, heart, and brain health. Fish, especially oily fish such as salmon, are a rich source of omega-3 fatty acids. Fresh wild caught Alaskan salmon, besides being extremely healthy also tastes great, and can be cooked a variety of different ways.

Understanding the Different Types of Salmon for Sale:

Before buying fish, salmon and other seafood from places like the grocery store or specialty online shops, it is important to take a few minutes to understand where it came from, and the effect that has. Besides the different types of salmon for sale, such as Pacific Red Sockeye, (also referred to as Pink) and Silver Coho, there is also “farm raised” and “Wild”. Industrial farm raised salmon, (also called “ocean raised salmon”) are commercial salmon, raised for consumption and kept in sea cages. Sea cages, also referred to as sea pens or net pens, are usually made from mesh and have steel or plastic frames. Large sea cages can house up to 90,000 salmon. There is no difference between salmon labeled “farm raised” and “ocean raised”. “Ocean raised”, is a term coined by the Industrial Salmon Farming companies, who believe it sounds better than farm raised. Salmon labeled as Wild, Pacific or Alaskan, are salmon that were born, raised and lived natural lives swimming in the open ocean before being caught.
Farm raised salmon, unlike the wild Pacific Ocean caught salmon from Alaska that are able to swim, eat and live naturally, live in tight enclosed spaces and are fed pellets. Living in these tight enclosed sea cages with up to 90,000 other fish, prevents farm raised salmon from being able to swim and exercise. This along with their unnatural diet, causes a variety of health issues for the fish, us and the environment. Wild Alaskan Salmon on the other hand live their lives naturally in the Pacific Ocean until the day they are caught. Wild Salmon eat only their natural diet and get plenty of exercise swimming in the open ocean. Below we further explorer the differences between Silver Coho, Pink Sockeye and other wild Alaskan Salmon caught in Pacific Ocean and farm raised Salmon for sale.

Nutritional Benefits: Wild Alaskan Salmon vs. Farm Raised Salmon

Comparing the nutritional values of ½ filets of healthy Pacific Ocean caught wild Alaskan Salmon to farm raised salmon you will find they have almost identical amounts of protein and omega-3 fatty acids. However, wild Alaskan salmon has only 281 calories and only 13g of fat. While the farm raised salmon has 412 calories and 27g of fat. That means that wild Alaskan salmon has 32% less calories and 52% less fat, without losing very much protein or omega 3 fatty acids. Farmed raised salmon also has more than 3x the amount of saturated fats and more sodium. While, Pacific Ocean caught wild Alaskan Salmon like Pink Sockeye and Silver Coho have more calcium, iron, potassium and zinc then even the best farm raised salmon for sale. Both farm raised and Alaskan Salmon caught in the wilds of Pacific are good healthy seafood. However, when doing a side by side comparison it is clear that Wild Alaskan Salmon is the healthier choice.

Diseases and Antibiotics in Industrial Salmon Farms:

Farm raised salmon are also very susceptible to disease. In the wild, diseases and parasites are normally at healthy low levels, and kept in check by natural predation on weakened individuals. In crowded net pens however, they quickly become epidemics. The four most common diseases found in industrial salmon farming operations are:
  • Infectious Salmon Anaemia (ISA)
  • Infectious Hematopoietic Necrosis (IHN)
  • Furunculosis
  • Bacterial Kidney Disease
Antibiotics are fed to industrial farm raised salmon to help fight and prevent outbreaks of these and other infectious diseases. However, residues of these antibiotics can be passed to humans who eat farmed salmon. This increases the risk of humans and bacteria developing antibiotic resistance, which prevents the antibiotics we take when we are sick from working. Alaskan salmon caught in the wilds of the Pacific Ocean eat a natural diet and are not exposed to the Antibiotics or diseases of farm raised fish. When you buy fresh healthy wild Alaskan salmon for sale such as silver Coho or pink Sockeye you do not need to worry about ingesting small amounts of antibiotics.
Farm Raised Salmon Feed:

Salmon farmers often claim their industry is helping to “feed the world.” When in reality, the salmon farming industry greatly contributes to the pressures of already overstressed global wild fish stocks. It actually strains the food supply for people living in poorer nations, and removes massive quantities of small fish from the ocean food chain. Salmon feed is made in part from fishmeal and fish oil. These are highly concentrated products made from larger volumes of small ocean fish, such as anchovies, herring and sardines. On average, 1.5 – 8 kilograms of wild fish are needed to produce one kilogram of farmed salmon.  For poorer nations the small fish caught to make the fish oil and fishmeal used in farm salmon feed is diverting healthy local protein to raise a luxury product for northern consumers.   

Besides fish meal and oil, farm raised salmon feed contains other ingredients ranging from wheat byproducts to soybean and feather meal. None of these ingredients are things Salmon eat in the wild. Wild Alaskan salmon, caught in the Pacific become pink naturally by eating krill and other sea creatures that contain a carotenoid called astaxanthin. Farm raised salmon however, are naturally a grayish color. This, is because they eat unnatural feed pellets instead of krill and other sea creatures. They are given various sources of astaxanthin, including one that is chemically synthesized to turn them pink to make them look more appetizing to consumers. When buying healthy fresh wild Sockeye, Silver Coho or other Alaskan salmon caught in the Pacific you don’t have to worry about the tasty salmon on your plate straining wild fish stocks or eating unnatural chemicals to turn it pink.

Marine Wildlife and Environmental Impact of Industrial Salmon Farms:

One of the most controversial aspects of industrial salmon farming is its impact on marine wildlife and the environment. Below are a just a few of some of the primary consequences and concerns.

Salmon farms attract marine mammals that are natural predators of salmon.  Industrial Salmon farms are able to obtain a license allowing them to legally shoot sea mammals that threatens their stock and any animal ensnared in their nets. Between marine mammals getting shot, and drowning caught in the net, the death of seals, sea lions, porpoises and birds is a cost of farmed salmon production. In September 2011, DFO posted the counts of marine mammals shot or drowned at active salmon farms during the first quarter of that year. A total of 141 California sea lions were shot. 37 harbor seals were reported shot or drowned in the nets, and two Steller sea lions were shot. A species listed as “of special concern” by the federal Species at Risk Act (SARA). That is just what was reported, for one quarter, of one year.

Sea lice are also a health concern for wild Alaskan salmon that spawn nearby Industrial Salmon farms in the Pacific. Sea lice are parasitic crustaceans that flourish in the cramped conditions of open net-cage salmon farms. Sea lice occur naturally on many different species of wild fish; however, the unnatural conditions created by salmon farms produce abnormally large numbers of sea lice, which spread to the nursery areas of wild juvenile salmon with devastating effects. To prevent and control sea lice outbreaks industrial salmon farmers use a chemical pesticide called Slice. Slice is applied to the fish feed and is then eaten by the farm raised salmon. There are many unanswered questions about slice, such as effects on the environment, the salmon and the humans that eat the fish. One thing I do know though, I would prefer to eat fresh healthy wild Alaskan Salmon that was caught in the clean water of the Pacific and never ingested toxic chemical pesticides.   

Additional Fish Farm Concerns, Benefits of Wild Salmon & Why Choose Alaskan Seafood:  

There are also concerns about industrial salmon farms raising and selling GE salmon in the near future, as well as pollution caused by the waist food and fish feces. Regardless of where you stand or your beliefs on these issues, wild Alaskan salmon is healthier for you, free of antibiotics, toxic pesticides and synthetic chemicals to turn them pink.  Wild, Pacific Ocean caught Alaskan salmon also do not endanger other sea animals or the marine environment. Besides buying wild salmon, it is also a good idea to choose fresh salmon, caught in the Alaskan Pacific Ocean. Wild salmon, and other seafood caught outside of Alaskan waters may be shipped around the world to be processed. Causing the salmon to be frozen and thawed a few times before it ends up for sale in your local store. Alaska’s fishing laws are written directly in their state constitution to ensure when you buy a pink sockeye, Coho silver or other Alaskan salmon you are getting a fresh healthy fish that lived naturally in the wilds of the Pacific Ocean.

Why we are the Best Place Online to Buy Wild Alaskan Salmon:

Welcome to ALASKAN MARINERS DIRECT, where healthy wild Pacific Ocean caught salmon is king and fishing in stormy, cold, northern waters with our family is our life. Thousands of Alaskan fishermen and families live and work out of Alaska's small coastal villages and towns. We, the Roth’s are one of those families. Each summer when Alaska's abundant and sustainable salmon runs arrive, my cousins Steve, Jenny and their children fish on the west side of Kodiak Island. They work together on their seine boat to bring you the freshest, highest quality wild pink sockeye and silver Coho salmon caught on earth. In the year 2000, multi-national corporations owning Alaskan fishing processors began paying ridiculously low prices and running fishermen out of business. As a result, the enterprising Roth family began to direct market their salmon and "Alaskan Mariners Wild Salmon" was born. In this extended family enterprise I, Debra Roth, now owner of Alaskan Mariners Direct, provide distribution, online sales and logistics.

At Alaskan Mariners, we pride ourselves in bringing you the highest quality fresh frozen pink sockeye and Coho silver salmon available. Alaskan Mariners salmon are caught in the Pacific Ocean, not in rivers where the fish begin to deteriorate. Each wild salmon is handled gently to prevent bruising. The fresh seafood and fish are then chilled immediately down to 33 degrees in refrigerated sea water and processed for sale within a short time. It just doesn't get any fresher or healthier than this!!! Salmon is FRESHER FROZEN!

Alaskan Mariners Direct, Wild Alaskan Salmon is:
  • Premium Quality
  •  Family Owned and Operated 
  •  High in Heart Healthy Omega 3 Fatty Acid and Rich Brain 
  • Caught in the Open Waters of the Pristine Alaskan Pacific
  • Marine Stewardship Council Certified Sustainable 
  • Guaranteed Customer Satisfaction
  •  No Coloring Added 
  •  No Pesticides
  • Recommended for Unrestricted Consumption by Alaska Division of Public Health*
Our Wild Alaskan Salmon and other fresh seafood for sale is the pure, healthy, natural choice and it has the best taste and texture. It shipped fresh to your door a few days after your online purchase in an insulated box with a gel pack and/or dry ice. Being a family owned and operated company who does everything from catching the fish to selling it online; we do not have many of expensive operating costs of traditional grocery stores or specialty seafood places. This allows us to offer the best wild Alaskan salmon and few other Pacific Ocean caught fish at the lowest possible sales prices. If you have any question about our healthy wild Alaskan fish, pink sockeye, Coho Silver Salmon, or other fresh Pacific ocean caught seafood we have for sale, please let me know and I will be more than happy to help you.

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