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We regret to inform you all that 2016's sockeye catch is SOLD OUT!

Check again at the end of summer 2017!

 

We are so excited to be able to offer our customers Wild By Nature Copper River sockeye salmon from Alaska. Food and health lovers in the know recognize Copper River sockeye as the very best money can buy. These fish are renowned for their firm, rich, red flesh, and for their high omega-3 content!

 

Whole side fillets (skin on outside) of Copper River Salmon in heavy vacuum pack. Pin bones are removed. Vac pack is completely labeled and identified as Copper River origin with Chris and Heather Maxcy's logo, nutrition facts, and the USDA "Grade A" emblem. Blast frozen in Cordova, Alaska and glazed (quick dipped in water; then blast frozen again) to ensure absolute integrity and a better seal on the vac pack.
 
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Copper River Salmon Fillets, Wild By Nature, Individual, Larger; 1.8 to 2.5 lbs.
Wild By Nature Sockeye Salmon: 1 whole fillet. Single fillets to 2.5 lbs each, priced at $22.50 per lb. You will be REFUNDED for the actual weight difference after we pack and ship since we weigh every fillet. Check out the video at the bottom of the page to see the actual packaging of a Wild by Nature fillet...and how to portion one if you would like to portion out the fillet over several occasions.

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Copper River Sockeye Salmon Fillets, LARGER Fillets, Wild by Nature, 5 lbs.
5 lbs, Wild By Nature Sockeye Salmon (3 whole fillets weighing 5 lbs or better total). Individually wrapped. Priced at $21.00 per lb.

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Copper River Salmon Fillets, Wild By Nature, Individual, Smaller; 1.2 to 2.0 lbs.
Wild By Nature Sockeye Salmon: 1 whole fillet. Single fillets 1.2 to 2.0 lbs each, priced at $22.50 per lb. You will be REFUNDED for the actual weight difference after we pack and ship since we weigh every fillet. Check out the video at the bottom of the page to see the actual packaging of a Wild by Nature fillet...and how to portion one if you would like to portion out the fillet over several occasions.

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Copper River Sockeye Salmon Fillets, SMALL Fillets; Wild by Nature, 5 lbs.
5 lbs, Wild By Nature Sockeye Salmon (4 whole fillets weighing 5 lbs or better). Individually wrapped. Priced at $21.00 per lb.

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Other Alaskan Salmon is NOT the same as Alaskan Copper River salmon.

 

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The glacier-fed Copper River is one of the swiftest and most rugged of the wild Alaskan rivers. Almost 300 miles in length, the Copper River empties into the Gulf of Alaska near Cordova. Salmon that originate in this pristine river are challenged by strong currents, rapids, and very cold water. The fat content found in wild salmon is directly related to the length and difficulty of their journey, and as a result, Copper River sockeye have an extra nutrient rich omega-3 fat layer compared to other Alaskan salmon.

 

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Pulling these red fillets out of their thick, protective vacuum sealed bags into the open air renders the flesh even brighter. It's why native Alaskans simply call it “red” salmon. This rich, natural color betrays the presence of carotenoids present in their flesh from eating small, crustaceans-like shrimp. In contrast, farmed salmon have to be fed food coloring to achieve even an approximation of the same color. It is the diverse, wild ocean food sources of Copper River sockeye salmon that defines their uniquely balanced flavor.

 

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These fish are not caught by some nameless, faceless company, but are harvested by Chris and Heather Maxcy a.k.a. Maxcy Fishing, Inc./Wild By Nature, LLC, and their few partners along the Copper River delta who take the same personal care with their fish that we do with our beef. We recently had lunch with our friends Chris and Heather in Bozeman, MT, where they spend the off season (where we sell our beef and they sell their fish in the wonderful Bozeman Co-op). Chris described to us how each fish is carefully handled upon harvest- no throwing of fish into the ice-laden chill box. In addition, Chris has no crew on board. He is personally responsible for the quality of his catch. We are so happy to partner with them to offer their fish to our online beef customers, and happy to support a small family-scale fishing business.

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Eating Copper River salmon supports a carefully-managed, sustainable fishery. The Copper River Program seeks to maintain the long-term systemic resilience of the entire watershed, supporting wild salmon, diverse human communities, and a vibrant, well-branded wild salmon economy that has a world renowned reputation as the very best.

 

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We are selling the Maxcy's Copper River sockeye salmon in full length, frozen fillets. While some of you may have tried fresh (never frozen) Copper River salmon, we agree with the Maxcys that it is impossible to improve upon the quality of a fish that has been cleaned and iced immediately after being caught, taken to a small USDA-approved custom line in Cordova within a few hours and flash frozen at -20 °F, especially when compared to the uncertain and often highly variable temperature conditions that a fresh fish can undergo.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Not sure you can eat a whole fillet at one sitting? Don't worry. It's easy to cut a fillet into portion sized pieces and re-freeze. Check out this video for the best way to do it.