Three of our young Inupiaq Eskimo youth on the Kotzebue Sound catching their biggest Sheefish yet!
We at Arctic Circle Wild Salmon would like to introduce to you a new product coming later this year: the Sheefish.
Native to the waters of the Northwest Alaska region, the sheefish is a white and silver fish that can weigh up to 60lbs at a length of up to 42 inches. Primarily found in the Selawik and Kobuk areas of Northwest Alaska, the Inupiaq Eskimos of the region have been fishing this one of a kind fish for 10,000 years just like their counterparts the wild salmon.
Sheefish are not generally found in salt water, and saltwater barriers limit their expansion from the Kotzebue Sound and into the Northwest Alaska region. Local fishermen have said that extremely high tides have brought a mass amount of Sheefish into the mouth of Selawik Lake where a majority of the fish are caught by our fishermen.
We are very excited and proud to bring you this truly unique and rare fish to the world market. We believe that sharing an intimate part of our culture with you will bridge the gap between our world and yours.
Please enjoy our Arctic Circle Sheefish!
Please visit our product page to order your Sheefish today!
Kennedy Samples Arctic Circle Salmon
"Thank you. Don't mind if I do."
March 4, 2014, Makuhari, Japan - Caroline Kennedy, U.S. ambassador to Japan, samples from a platter of Arctic Circle Smoked Jerky, held by the President of Maniilaq Services, Mike Scott on the opening day of an annual international food exhibition in Chiba, east of Tokyo, on Tuesday, March 4, 2014. A total of 2,647 organizations and groups from 81 countries and areas participated in the FOODEX JAPAN 2014,
It All Starts With The Kotzebue Sound Keta Wild Salmon.
For millenia, the native Iñupiat people of northwest Alaska have relied on the Keta Salmon as one of their primary sources of protein. Abundant in numbers, adult Keta weigh 9 pounds to 20 pounds, with an average weight of 7 to 12 pounds. Keta salmon have the largest natural range of any Pacific salmon, and undergo the longest migrations of their species ensuring they are lean and fit. This magnificient fish is the ideal choice for smoking due to its low fat and oil content which allows more moisture to be retained in the smoking process.
Fish Is Only As Pure As Its Habitat.
Our primary fishing grounds lie within the Kotzebue Sound region in northwest Alaska, known also as the Northwest Arctic. 100 miles long and 70 miles wide, the Kotzebue Sound is an arm of the Chukchi Sea in the western region of the U.S. state of Alaska. Fed by the pristine waters of the Noatak, Selawik and Kobuk Rivers, the nutrient-rich Kotzebue Sound provides an ideal habitat for the ocean-caught Keta.