- Mild, versatile flavor
- Avgerage 14 Random-sized portions per box
- Sustainably harvested
- Hand-caught by native Iñupiat people
- Less total fat than most other wild salmon
- More omega-3s than most other wild salmon
- Product of USA (Alaska)
Our rare Arctic keta salmon is caught by native Iñupiat people in the cold, pristine waters of Alaska’s Northwest Arctic region.
Arctic keta salmon is distinguished by its subtle color, firm flesh, and very high omega-3 levels, which rival those in king salmon and exceed the omega-3 levels in sockeye, silver, or pink salmon.
It’s ideal for those who prefer mild-flavored salmon, and lends itself to seasonings and flavors ... such as our signature seafood marinades and rubs.
Those features result from the fact that Arctic keta roam further, and undergo longer migrations, than any other salmon of their species.
About the Arctic keta harvest
The native Iñupiat people live just north of the Arctic Circle, and have long relied on keta salmon (Oncorhynchus keta).
They catch keta salmon by hand in Kotzebue Sound … a 7,000 square-mile arm of western Alaska’s Chukchi Sea.
Fed by the pristine waters of the Noatak, Selawik, and Kobuk Rivers, the nutrient-rich Kotzebue Sound provides an ideal habitat for ocean-caught keta.
Within hours of harvest, these exceptional fish are processed at the local Iñupiat plant, flash-frozen, and shipped directly to Vital Choice.
About the Iñupiat people
The Arctic Keta fishery is a foundation of the Kotzebue Sound community.
That remote Arctic Circle coast is populated largely by the Iñupiat people, who’ve inhabited the region since at least the 15th century.
Kotzebue residents depend on subsistence fishing for their personal use and commercial fishing for income.
Fishing has traditionally been the lifeblood of the community, and salmon are revered as a precious resource.