New Bristol Bay Sockeye Salmon Website Launches!Posted by Santa Monica Admin, on June 21st, 2011 in Announcements, Seafood Education
We’re enjoying the new website from The Bristol Bay Regional Seafood Development Association (BBRSDA); launched just as the season kicks off. The new website focuses on Bristol Bay – the personalities of the fishing fleet, and the abundant and sustainable salmon runs of the region. The site is organized around the themes of Bristol Bay, Sustainability, Nutrition, the Faces of Bristol Bay and Recipes.
The website tells the history of the fishery, and emphasizes the “Faces of the Fleet,” through beautiful photography, a series of fisherman profiles, and a video of the 2010 season shot by Bristol Bay commercial fishermen.
Bristol Bay is home to the world’s largest sockeye salmon run, which is carefully managed to provide a long term supply of healthy fish along with thousands of direct and indirect jobs to the region and the state.
The new BBRSDA touts sockeye’s nutritional benefits, stating:
Thanks to its nutrient-rich diet consumed in the cold clean waters of the Bering Sea, Bristol Bay sockeye is a boon for health-conscious cooks. Rich in protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, and Vitamin D, sockeye is sensible nutritious choice for people of all ages; one 3.5-ounce piece of cooked sockeye has 220 calories, 27 grams protein, 1200 mgs of Omega-3s, and a whopping 930 IUs of Vitamin D.
Omega-3s boast an array of health benefits, and the high levels found in Bristol Bay sockeye make it a superior choice for heart-healthy diets. These essential fatty acids promote stable heart rhythms, create a healthier blood flow, and help prevent clogged arteries.
Omega–3s also play a critical role in maintaining healthy vision and optimum brain function for learning and memory. As a result, sockeye is a wonderful food for students! Vitamin D has been associated with bone health for many years, but few foods can rival the quantities found naturally and abundantly in this brilliant red fish.
But don’t just take this blog’s word for it, go check out the site yourself!!