In its latest issue, Sunset Magazine offers seven tips to sustain salmon, alongside secret tips from top Seattle chefs for preparing wild Alaska salmon. Here’s Sunset’s list.

  • 1. Eat all five species of salmon (find out more from Sunset).
  • 2. Buy frozen or locally caught in season—they often have a smaller carbon footprint than fresh, shipped fish.
  • 3. Choose wild, especially from Alaska, over farmed. Alaska has the healthiest salmon habitat.

  • 4. Buy organic foods The residue from pesticides and fertilizers pollutes streams.
  • 5. Conserve water and electricityUsing less water for lawns and hydropower frees up more water for fish.
  • 6. Look for the Salmon-Safe label on Northwest produce and wine (salmonsafe.org).
  • 7. Join a cause Restore habitat West-wide: Trout Unlimited. Restore Northwest habitat: Save Our Wild SalmonLong Live the Kings. Protect Bristol Bay, Alaska, site of a proposed open-pit mine and home to one-third of the world’s salmon: save‚Äčbristolbay.org

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