Wild salmon: Alaska
If we were to pick a single icon of Western cooking, it would be wild salmon. For millennia they’ve journeyed from ocean to
rivers—in some cases traveling more than a thousand miles—to spawn and die where they were born. And along the way, they’ve
sustained both wildlife and humans. Salmon was once plentiful from California all the way to Alaska, but today Alaska is the
one remaining Western fishery whose salmon populations are relatively healthy and abundant.
Want to try hooking your own salmon in Alaska? Get started at travelalaska.com. Or pick up some at your local fish market and give one of our favorite recipes a try.
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