The Family Business

Meet Fred Turkheimer, one of Blue Horizon Wild’s fishermen. Fred’s been fishing Sockeye Salmon for 30 years in the rough, open waters of the Bering Sea.  He and the other members of Alaska Peninsula Fisherman’s Co-op use specially fit nets, designed to catch Sockeye Salmon and eliminate most by-catch.


Healthy Lobster Populations

Fisheries and Oceans Canada manages 45 lobster fisheries, each with different seasons, quotas and sustainability measures adapted to meet that fishery’s unique situation.  Because of strong collaborative sustainability measures like these, overall lobster populations in Canada are healthy and sustainably managed.


Life Balance

We are fortunate to source our wild Jonah Crab from independent fishermen like Captain Billy Purpell.

“Everything in our ocean is connected. If the population of one fish species shrinks rapidly, all other species feel the effects.  We must help maintain the delicate balance of life.”  - Billy Purpell, Crab Boat Captain


Weak Hooks Protect Endangered Species

NOAA Fishery Services deserves a shout out, as they institute a new, innovative “weak hook” in the Gulf of Mexico that bend to release larger fish like the endangered Bluefin Tuna.

“The weak hook releases fish we don’t want to catch.”  - Mike Carden, a longtime fisherman from Panama City, FL


Hand-line fishing in Indonesia

The indigenous fishermen of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia catch each Yellow Fin Tuna individually with a hand-line, using the same rustic techniques and wind-powered sailing boats as past generations.

“We pay the local fisherman a 20 percent premium to catch the right size fish during the right season.  This protects the tuna populations so future generations can catch tuna from the same boats, within the same fishery.”

- Gerald Knecht, President, P.T. Bali Seafood International.


The Kuskokwim Delta

From communities like Kipnuk, Napaskiak and Tunaunak, the native Alaskan fishermen and women of the Coastal Villages Group work the Kuskokwim Delta, a 724 mile long waterway and a breeding ground for hundreds of thousands of Sockeye Salmon.

“Our mission is to support the native community through tangible, long-term opportunities.  Fishing has always been part of their livelihood and we are working hard to keep it that way.” 

- Nick Souza General Manager, Coastal Villages



What are Tripolyphosphates and what’s it doing in my seafood? Tripoly is an inorganic compound most commonly used in laundry detergent as a water softener.  Turns out it is also used extensively in processing some seafood to retain moisture and keep seafood looking “glossy” even as it ages.  A lot of seafood is processed using tripoly.  The best way to tell is when you rinse your seafood under cold water if it bubbles up it probably has tripoly. Blue Horizon Wild never uses seafood treated with tripoly, because if it’s hard to pronounce, it’s probably not good for you.


The Amazing Clam

Clams are “filter feeders” using their siphons to pull in and then filter fine particles of organic matter which actually helps clean the ocean waters.  Clam Strips were first served in Ipswich, MA and made popular when they became a staple at Howard Johnson restaurants along the East Coast


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