Southeast Alaska's naturally pristine habitat is home to the world's most famous wild salmon run. This bountiful resource produces salmon with a distinctive taste that is a gourmet treasure like none other in the world.
Wild sockeye is esteemed in the fish market for its firm texture and bright, red flesh. It averages four to eight pounds dressed. Fat content is generally higher than the silver salmon.
Alaska sockeye salmon (also known as red salmon for its color):
- Has deep red flesh and fairly high oil content
- 4 to 6 year life cycle
- Average weight approximately 6 pounds
- Probably the most well known species to the US consumer
Our smoked wild Alaska sockeye salmon fillet is naturally alder smoked and packed with no chemical preservatives or additives of any kind, then retorted in special moisture-sealed pouches.
Your smoked salmon will arrive in a clear retort pouch which needs no refrigeration until after it is opened.
Great for gifts and parties these smoked fillets come in 8 and 16 ounce packages.
Ready to serve: open pouch by cutting the top with scissors, drain and slide onto serving platter. Garnish to taste and enjoy. Any remaining salmon should be refrigerated.
Store at room temperature, refrigerate after opening.
Ingredients: salmon, salt & alder smoke.
Made in Alaska permit # 2711
Alaska seafood health benefits & general nutrition information
The nutritional benefits of Alaska Seafood can - and, in fact, do - fill volumes. In addition to providing an excellent source of high quality protein that's low in saturated fat, Alaska Seafood is rich in many essential vitamins and minerals.
Alaska Seafood is "smart for the heart." Traditional Asian, Mediterranean, and Greenland Eskimo diets are rich in seafood. These populations have a discernibly lower incidence of cardiovascular disease. The average life expectancy in Japan - where seafood is a major part of the diet - is 79.
Naturally high in many essential vitamins, Alaska Seafood contains vitamins E, C, D and A. Some varieties are very high in antioxidant E, which has proven to strengthen the immune system, and lower the risk of heart disease by reducing buildup of plaque in coronary arteries. Current studies reveal possible protection against cancer and the formation of cataracts. Some species also have vitamin C (another antioxidant), vitamin D, and vitamin A is also found in many seafoods.
Alaska Seafood contains a wide variety of minerals (including zinc, iron, calcium, selenium). Canned salmon that includes the soft edible bones is a particularly rich source of calcium, and is a wonderful choice for people of all ages, including children who don't consume dairy products but need high amounts of calcium to build strong bones.
Alaska Salmon, for example, offers exceptional nutrition. Its high concentrations of Omega 3 oils, now proven to substantially reduce the risk of coronary disease. Omega 3 has also proven to be beneficial in the treatment and prevention of many other diseases. (See Omega 3: An Ounce of Prevention and a Pound of Cure.)
Wild & Pure
Alaska is fish country. For thousands of years, the fishes of Alaska’s seas and rivers have supported human use, from fisheries used by Alaska’s indigenous Native peoples since prehistoric times, to today’s modern seafood industry. Alaska is home to abundant stocks of many species of fish, and offers some of the cleanest marine, freshwater, and upland habitats in the world. Effective state and federal institutions manage fisheries that are productive and sustainable, clean and healthy. Alaska is the only State in the nation whose Constitution explicitly mandates that all fish, including salmon, shall be utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustained yield principle. Here are some examples of Alaska’s unique fisheries management and pristine environment.
Alaska is thousands of miles away from large sources of pollution that can contaminate the human food supply in other parts of the world. These distances, combined with the earth’s patterns of circulation of water and air, help to ensure that Alaska’s own waters are among the cleanest in the world.
Alaska’s human population density is among the lowest of any in the United States, and lower than most places in the world. Alaska has little heavy industry, and has strict regulations governing development activities, such as road building, mining, logging, and sewage treatment. The State of Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation (ADEC) has a regulatory section dealing specifically with water quality. Water discharges, such as sewage and other potential pollutants, are closely regulated to ensure high water quality. In addition, ADFG requires prior approval for any in-stream construction activities in Alaska’s salmon streams through the authority of the Alaska statutes known as the "Anadromous Fish Act” (Alaska Statute 16.05.870). Alaska also has a Forest Practices Act requiring buffer zones from logging along salmon streams to prevent erosion and protect spawning and rearing habitat. Clean marine habitats produce pure seafood products.
Alaska’s marine habitats are extremely clean, and Alaska’s seafood is pure and remarkably free of contamination by pesticides, petroleum derivatives, PCBs, metals, and bacteria.
Located in Petersburg Alaska, Tonka Seafoods is a locally owned Alaskan company that harvests, processes, and then markets Wild Alaskan Seafood to customers all around the world.
Tonka Seafoods is small family owned company and still does everything the old fashioned way. Each salmon is hand-cut and inspected to ensure premium quality. It is then cured, cold smoked with Alder wood, and sealed in a vacuum-tight pouch. Lastly, it is cooked in steam to capture its true flavor and freshness. Our smoked salmon in the perfect gift for any occasion or celebration.
Tonka Seafoods purchases all of its salmon from local fisherman in Petersburg, Alaska, who take great pride in the quality of their fish. The fishermen clean and dress each fish within minutes after catching it. The salmon are then packed in ice for transport to our dock. We receive fish within hours after being caught.
Only the freshest, highest quality wild Alaska salmon are used for our smoked fillets. We never use farmed, imported or low quality salmon. Our belief is that if we wouldn't serve it to our friends and family we wouldn't use it in our smokehouse.
History of Tonka Seafoods
For centuries, the Tlingit people have inhabited the areas surrounding Mitkof Island utilizing the local waters as their primary food source. In the early 1900’s, due to the accessibility of ice from nearby LeConte Glacier, a Norwegian immigrant by the name of Peter Buschmann established a homestead and cannery on the north end of the island. His family's homestead grew into Petersburg.
Among these early adventurers from both the Tlingit and Norwegian settlers were members of our own families. Our grandfathers and fathers grew up fishing commercially in Petersburg, and many of us at Tonka Seafoods have continued that involvement.
Incorporated in 1981, Tonka Seafoods is a privately held company owned completely by local fishermen in Petersburg Alaska. We harvest, process and market the freshest seafood from Southeast Alaska. Over the years we have grown to be one of the largest processors of Smoked Salmon located Alaska. We are proud to offer the highest quality products available on the market today.