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Is Alaska troll-caught coho salmon any good?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created July 28, 2011 at 3:01 AM

Not sure what troll-caught salmon is? Seems like it's wild, but I'm not sure. Whole Foods has a super good price on it this week. $8.99 a pound, which is normally farmed pricing.

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(10601)

on July 11, 2013
at 09:14 PM

One thing very much NOT in decline here on the WA coast are those friends of the salmon the otters....I thought I saw a salmon fighting its way upriver Sunday...but it was just another otter...

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(10601)

on July 11, 2013
at 09:09 PM

Danielle is no doubt speaking of the runs in the Sacramento River. I believe her to be a vegan troll.

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(10601)

on July 11, 2013
at 09:07 PM

-1 for starting another paleo urban myth. And I'll downvote Vic for giving this a check. This is california stoned hippie vegan logic.

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on August 02, 2011
at 02:52 AM

I'm going with this one for the answer because Trolling in general is pretty crappy. http://whole9life.com/2010/12/the-conscientious-omnivore-from-the-sea/

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(1638)

on July 28, 2011
at 03:39 PM

+1 because "There are trolls up in Alaska fishing for us?" was MY first thought too And yes, I DO know what trolling is ...

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on July 28, 2011
at 05:18 AM

Troll caught salmon is Grok food not pellet fed farm salmon- grab it while you can!

38476e5203a186bfc5b64d8cebc57349

on July 28, 2011
at 03:42 AM

http://www.alaskaseafood.org/information/fisheries/pages/harvest-salmon.html is where i found the information contained in the other comments, but I LOL'ed at your response. :)

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:28 AM

I saw the same thing. Gonna grab some for myself and put it in the deep freezer next to the GF beef, pastured pork and pastured chicken!

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65430e39d7e9e9322718d016fe668051

(2944)

on July 28, 2011
at 06:10 AM

Coho salmon are going extinct. I would say not to eat them.

677bf180dca60230f7bb01c07927e7df

on August 02, 2011
at 02:52 AM

I'm going with this one for the answer because Trolling in general is pretty crappy. http://whole9life.com/2010/12/the-conscientious-omnivore-from-the-sea/

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(10601)

on July 11, 2013
at 09:07 PM

-1 for starting another paleo urban myth. And I'll downvote Vic for giving this a check. This is california stoned hippie vegan logic.

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:25 AM

i believe WF would specify that its troll-caught because trollers are line fishing boats, as opposed to nets so that they dont unnecessarily trap species that are not being fished for. so, some might see it as a more sustainable option. its certainly a more labor intensive fishing method. and yes, trollers are fishing in open ocean, not farms. they would be considered "wild salmon".

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:24 AM

Wild Planet explains it very nicely here. I didn't feel the need to look much further.

http://www.wildplanetfoods.com/Sustainability-and-Fishing-Methods.html

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on July 28, 2011
at 03:15 AM

There are trolls up in Alaska fishing for us? But seriously, I was under the impression that they have to state whether it is farmed or wild caught. Is this packaged/frozen or at the fish counter? If it's at the counter I'd just ask before buying it. I'm not sure what troll-caught means, sounds like tricky language play to me to make people think it's wild caught.

E7a462d6e99fec7e8f0ddda11b34a770

(1638)

on July 28, 2011
at 03:39 PM

+1 because "There are trolls up in Alaska fishing for us?" was MY first thought too And yes, I DO know what trolling is ...

38476e5203a186bfc5b64d8cebc57349

on July 28, 2011
at 03:42 AM

http://www.alaskaseafood.org/information/fisheries/pages/harvest-salmon.html is where i found the information contained in the other comments, but I LOL'ed at your response. :)

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on July 11, 2013
at 06:13 PM

I live and fish in Alaska. The wildplanetfoods.com article is pretty explainitory. I personally troll for coho (non-commercially, but for subsistance), and its a great way to fish for a specific species, because you control the depth you are fishing very tightly. It also gets the fish out of the water to be processed quickly keeping it much fresher than netting. And Danielle please post your information on declining Coho numbers, because I am very much in disagreement with you. Alaska Fish and Game is notoriously conservative and protects its species very well, and they are not restricting Coho fishing as they are other species such as Chinook (King Salmon), or Ling Cod. I assure you they are not going extinct.

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(10601)

on July 11, 2013
at 09:14 PM

One thing very much NOT in decline here on the WA coast are those friends of the salmon the otters....I thought I saw a salmon fighting its way upriver Sunday...but it was just another otter...

Medium avatar

(10601)

on July 11, 2013
at 09:09 PM

Danielle is no doubt speaking of the runs in the Sacramento River. I believe her to be a vegan troll.

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