• Queens wild Alaska salmon: Small-scale and regulated catch by independent fishermen

    Written by Hanneke Dassen

‘We get our delicious wild salmon from Alaska. There’s a reason for that! Thanks to its strict regulations on wild salmon fishing, we can do honest business with a clear mind.”

‘We get our delicious wild salmon from Alaska. There’s a reason for that! The state of Alaska sets strict requirements to the catch of wild salmon in all its waters to preserve the fish stocks for the future. This way, we can do honest business with a clear heart.’ – Harry Hoogendoorn, general manager of Queens Products

With a coastline of over 50,000 km and countless lakes and rivers, Alaska is the perfect place for wild fish. As one of the cleanest fishing areas in the world, it is the only American state that has included sustainability and environmental matters in its constitution. For example, the salmon population is accurately counted and kept track of down to the single fish. With respect to fishing, Alaska can rightly call itself an example to the rest of the world.

Every year, the state of Alaska sets a quota which the fishermen have to comply with. As the peak of the catch season only lasts 2 months and there is not sufficient processing capacity in Alaska, the salmon is immediately frozen on land after the catch.

This way, we can enjoy delicious MSC certified wild salmon throughout the year.

En route to the Netherlands, the freshly frozen salmon makes a stop-over in China where it is hand-processed into the boneless fillets you have grown accustomed to from Queens. Our own Queens quality assurance officers always ensure that this is done with the greatest precision and care for hygiene and quality.

Do you want to know more about fishing in Alaska? Then visit alaskaseafood.org or msc.org

Do you want to know more about Queens Alaska wild salmon? Then visit our product page.

Written by Hanneke Dassen