Wildfish proudly uses only wild-caught, sustainable, Alaska seafood harvested by the fishermen and divers from Alaska's responsibly-managed, community-based fisheries—our friends and neighbors.
Processing by hand ensures that what's inside every golden tin meets the standards of our craft, and our commitment to that craft means that all of the processing for our seafood is done in-house. We are the go-to custom smokery and cannery for the island's subsistence fishermen. To put it simply, we know how the locals want to eat it.
We have spent more than 35 years carrying on the craft and time-honored traditions of the region in the small seaside town of Klawock, home to Alaska’s very first salmon cannery more than a century ago. Klawock, located on Prince of Wales Island in Southeast Alaska, has a population of just 796, most of whom consider fishing an essential part of life.
Wildfish was founded in 1987 by Phyllis Meuller, the local school bookkeeper who saw the community's need for custom seafood processing. Today, the reigns are held by Phyllis's grandson, Chef Mathew Scaletta, who is dedicated to melding his fine-dining background (honed in foodie paradise Portland, Oregon) with his family’s craft. So three generations in and we're still here, taking the best of our traditions and adding a "new school" touch. The exploration and excellence never stops.
At home on Prince of Wales Island, you’ll find entire pantries full of this red gold— jarred and canned, smoked or "plain pack," and always a gallon Ziplock or two filled with dry-smoked strips. With preservation methods dutifully committed to memory and passed from one generation to the next, many of us complement chest freezers full of fillets with a shelf-stable bounty, carefully harvested in just the right amount to sustain us throughout the winter.
Rich smokehouse flavor, brilliant red flesh. The essence of wild Alaska, in one bite.
Harvested and hand-packed in Alaska
Ingredients: Sockeye salmon, salt, pure cane sugar, garlic, black pepper, all-natural wood smoke
6 ounce (170 gram) metal can