GOLD RIVER, BC (January 27, 2014)— Skuna Bay Salmon is proud to join the Taste of the NFL at the 23rd Annual Super Bowl ‘Party with a Purpose®’ a culinary experience held at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal on February 1st, 2014.
Per tradition, the hunger relief event will take place on the eve of the Super Bowl, Saturday, February 1, 2014, and will be held at Pier 12 of the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal. Founded by Minneapolis restaurateur Wayne Kostroski in 1992 when Minnesota hosted Super Bowl XXVI, the organization is known for its annual premier Super Bowl party that pairs renowned chefs from each NFL market with current, alumni and Hall of Fame players. The event draws celebrities from all areas of the entertainment world to raise awareness and funds for hunger relief in cities throughout the country.
"Skuna Bay's passion for raising quality Salmon and the care for the environment matches perfectly with Taste of the NFL's mission, and our Chef Partners’ core business values. We are proud to have them as our newest partner and look forward to many years helping families together,” said Taste of the NFL Founder Wayne Kostroski.
By now you probably understand the point of this message - for the next 6 weeks our supply will be reduced and we expect to only be able to meet about half of our normal demand. We apologize in advance of this and we wish there was better news to share. But we feel that the only thing worse than not meeting our customers' demand would be meeting it with subpar salmon.
If there is one thing our Craftsman Farmers are unwilling to compromise on it's their standards - and the Skuna Bay Standard. They have spent years obsessing over details and honing their process so that the chef can expect to consistently receive great salmon in "fresh from the ocean" condition. When they began offering Skuna Bay to chefs they set a standard that was incredibly rigorous: a 14 point criteria of size, external factors and firmness, thickness, texture of the fillet. This standard, which they eventually called "the Skuna Bay Standard" ensured that the fish our customers received would be unmatched in quality, always the best. To ensure that these great fish arrived to the chef in that same condition as when it came out of the water, they implemented their own unique process of harvesting, inspecting, selecting, processing, packing and delivering. This process became known as "the Skuna Bay Process". With this kind of diligence you can see the kind of obsession our Craftsman Farmers have over their craft.
FEED MILL OPERATIONS AT PARTNER EWOS CANADA NOW BAP CERTIFIED.
Gold River, BC – The Global Aquaculture Alliance, the leading standards-setting organization for aquaculture seafood, has awarded its Best Aquaculture Practices (BAP) certification for feed operations to Ewos Canada Ltd., the exclusive provider of feed to Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon, owned by Grieg Seafood BC. This means that every single Skuna Bay Salmon delivered to the market is 3 BAP Star certified - from their sea farms through their processor and now their feed supplier.
“Our Craftsman Farmers have been tending our farms using Best Aquaculture Practices’ high standards since 2011 when our first sea farm sites were certified. It’s very gratifying to have our important partners at Ewos Canada join with our processor Walcan Seafoods as Best Aquaculture Practices certified partners. We are proud to say that now we have all of our fish BAP certified from feed operations to sea farms and then through to inspection, selection, preparation and packing,” said Dave Mergle, Director, Skuna Bay Salmon.
Gold River, B.C. (October 14, 2013) — Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon is proud to introduce its newest offering: Skuna Bay White Sturgeon Caviar from the Northern Divine sturgeon farms in Sechelt Inlet in British Columbia, the only White Sturgeon Caviar that is rated as a “Best Choice” by Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch® program.
Skuna Bay Craft Raised Caviar came about as a natural extension of Skuna Bay’s relationship with Northern Divine which have for years, provided Skuna Bay with some of its “eyed” eggs that eventually mature into Skuna Bay’s full grown Coho Salmon. Having long established a symbiotic relationship, the next natural step was to introduce Northern Divine’s world class sturgeon caviar to Skuna Bay’s chef customers in the United States.
SKUNA BAY INTRODUCES CRAFT RAISED EUROPEAN STYLE SMOKED SALMON, A PARTNERSHIP WITH GERARD AND DOMINIQUE AND SEABEAR
Gold River, B.C. (October 1, 2013) — Skuna Bay, Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon is proud to introduce its newest offering: Skuna Bay Salmon in partnership with Gerard and Dominique introducing Craft Smoked Salmon. Now Skuna Bay’s Vancouver Island Craft Raised Salmon will be available using Chef Dominique Place’s artisanal smoking and curing method and located in the Pacific Northwest less than 200 miles from the Skuna Bay farms.
Skuna Bay Craft Smoked Salmon came about in an effort to expand Skuna Bay’s salmon to chefs and boutique retailers wanting finished product that met their own standards for curing salmon. It was important that this be a cold smoked method because this technique accentuates the salmon. The key was finding a partner who could match the craftsman approach and careful attention to detail and commitment to high standards that Skuna Bay’s Craftsman Farmers apply to their salmon rearing craft.