Nobody Knows Fish Like We Do
Bristol Wild Seafood Company fishes in the pristine, piercingly cold water that flows through Alaska’s Bering Sea and Bristol Bay, home to some of the world’s most valuable wild fisheries. We do our part to keep it that way. We strive to uphold the responsibilities entrusted to us so that our lands can remain bountiful for generations to come.
Our business is built on connection: healthy fish, healthy people, healthy planet. From a spoonful of roe to a thousand-mile bay, we believe the most meaningful life begins once we savor all that we are given.
Thousands of years ago, the fish ran as strongly through Bristol Bay as they do today. Thanks to the Bay’s consistent abundance, it was quickly recognized as a prized hunting ground and called home by Alaska’s Alutiiq, Dena’ina, and Yup’ik peoples. Today, the stewardship of Bristol Bay’s lands, waters, and regional communities are tended to by Bristol Bay Native Corporation (BBNC), a for-profit Native organization representing the descendants of Bristol Bay’s original inhabitants.
On behalf of its 11,000 shareholders and 7,400 residents, BBNC constantly seeks new opportunities to make its corner of the world just a little bit better. Investing in longline fishing operations guarantees that our natural resources are being responsibly and respectfully harvested, generates economic and social opportunities within Bristol Bay’s resident communities, and introduces a world-class product to the larger market.
To that end, BBNC purchased Blue North Fisheries and Clipper Seafoods—both exceptional fishing operations specializing in longline caught Pacific Cod—and joined the two enterprises to form Bristol Wave Seafoods, now the largest longline Pacific Cod operation in the United States.
All boats catching and supplying pacific cod to Bristol Wild Seafood Company are owned by Bristol Bay Native Corporation, and operated through our sister company, Bristol Wave Seafoods. Many of our salmon fishermen are BBNC shareholders and residents of the Bristol Bay region.
Throughout our operations, we strive to create safe, fair working conditions for our fishermen. Longline fishing creates significantly safer conditions onboard our fishing vessels, thereby helping to protect our fishermen from some of the most untamed elements on the planet.