April 1-May 15
Quinault ” Blueback ” Sockeye are the first wild sockeye of the season. The fishery is small and quanitities of these premium fish are limited. Traditionally much of the production is consumed in Washington where they are highly prized.
July 1– July 20
Western Alaska, Bristol Bay
This year Bristol Bay is scheduled to have a good run of sockeye. Fishing will begin by June 14 and will continue through July 20. These fish tend to be on the smaller side, averaging 5.5 pounds H&G. Few fish exceed 7 pounds and few fish fall under 4 pounds. Competitive pricing is the key to the success of this fishery. These salmon are a full 50% cheaper than Copper River sockeye, yet providing a high quality product in large consistent volumes.
July 1– July 20
Western Alaska, Arctic Alaska Region
Traditionally, the Arctic region of Alaska produces some of the earliest Sockeye salmon of the season. These fish have a high fat content and excellent meat color. This production begins around June 15. This Sockeye fishery occurs at the same time as the King fishery. They have a high oil content and very uniform in size, averaging about 5.8 lbs. dressed. 90% of these fish fall between 4 and 8 lbs dressed. This early production area is finished with King and Sockeye salmon by the tenth of July.
July 1 –July 25
Cook Inlet & PWS
Cook Inlet begins its harvest of Sockeye salmon about July 4 and continues through August 1, with the peak around July 17th. Fishing takes place on Monday’s and thursday’s, with fish being in Anchorage ready for airfreight on Wednesday’s and Saturdays. Good access to a road system and known fishing periods make these sockeye particularly attractive to the retail market sector. These fish are shipped Ocean run and average about 5.8 pounds each.
We will pack salmon into 1×25, 1×50 and in totes for shipment from Alaska. Trucking or airfreight arrangements are made for you as part of our service. We can cut fillets either PBI or PBO from all species, at your request.
Pacific Harvest Seafood Inc.
Renton, WA 98056