A Salmon Story
Alaskan salmon is great grilling alternative during the summer. A lighter, healthier option than your usual grilled fare, this delicious fish is packed with natural oils (commonly known as omega-3s) that give salmon its distinct texture and taste.
FreshDirect co-founder David McInerney and FreshDirect seafood merchant Jeff Ludwin ventured into the Alaskan wilderness to find the source of the salmon they ship to many Americans. Join them on their journey:
FreshDirect seafood merchant Jeff Ludwin and co-founder David McInerney chartered a prop plane for two days to see the river before and during opening day.
The river was filled with fishermen, nets and salmon.
Chatting With the Experts
Aboard the boats, FreshDirect's David McInerney speaks with the fishermen about their jobs. Their days are long and the work is intense.
Everyone helps with the day's catch.
King Salmon Catch
Scott Blake, co-owner of Copper River Seafoods, holds a king salmon.
After the Catch
Everyone later helps clean and cook the fish … as well as eat it.