“We first went to Bristol Bay as two young people who received an intriguing offer we couldn't pass up. After that first summer setnetting in Naknek with a friend of one of Steve’s forestry colleagues, we started this new version of our life where we carve time out of each summer to return to the home of the salmon. We first went in 2001, and in 2004 we officially launched our direct marketing business, Wild for Salmon, in our hometown of Bloomsburg, PA.
After our first summer we brought catch home to share and sell, and we’re now year-round salmon and seafood people. Our business distributes salmon and other wild and sustainably-caught seafood across the country via wholesale, farm markets, buying clubs, and online ordering. We have two young kids who will visit the bay for the first time this summer, and Jenn will return for the first time in a few years.
We look forward to sharing Bristol Bay with our family and are always trying to do the same with our customers, whether that be through recipe suggestions, fishing stories at the checkout counter, or teaming up with Mark Titus and the forthcoming film The Wild to tell our story a bit more. As we prepare for our kids to get to know this place as we do, it feels more and more dire and important to involve ourselves, our crew, the F/V Ava Jane, and Wild for Salmon in the fight to Save Bristol Bay.”