ETHICALLY SOUND METHODS AND ZERO DAMAGE TO THE ECOSYSTEM
Lummi Island Wild remains one of the ten most sustainable fisheries in the world!
In 2007 we began the process of fitting our reefnet fleet with solar power, making Lummi Island Wild the first solar powered wild salmon fishery in the world! This, combined with the fact that our gears stay in the very same spot year after year, allows reefnetting to have the lowest carbon footprint of any salmon fishery in the Salish Sea.
ULTRA LOW BYCATCH
Reefnetting has almost zero bycatch mortality. No other fishery approaches such a sustainable level. We have been awarded the highest rating from Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch. After a successful catch, reefnet salmon are gently rolled into a live well, having been out of the water for only seconds. This gives us an extremely high success rate for releasing non-targeted species unharmed. The reward, in this case, is seeing them swim away and knowing that they will survive to complete their age-old cycle of returning to their spawning grounds to ensure their species’ future.