Wildfish Cannery

Salmon from Alaska’s First Salmon Cannery

Klawock, Alaska, is home to the first salmon canneries, built in 1878. While canning was traditionally reserved for low quality fish, Mathew Scaletta of Wildfish Cannery takes a craft approach to it, using his grandmother’s finely-tuned recipe for smoking, and of course, only the highest quality fish to create a truly luxury product.

Today, Wildfish Cannery works closely with local fishermen to preserve their best catch at its peak—the salmon in every can can be traced back to a member of their small community. Wildfish’s process is one of artisan tradition. First, the salmon is carved into thick pieces and gently smoked with natural alder wood to preserve the wild salmon’s firm texture and rich flavor. Next it is hand-packed into cans, ensuring you only quality cuts from head to tail. The stock rotates as the season progresses, so quantities are limited to what nature provides!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Wildish Cannery has been featured in Edible Alaska magazine.

Wildfish Cannery

Salmon from Alaska’s First Salmon Cannery

Klawock, Alaska, is home to the first salmon canneries, built in 1878. While canning was traditionally reserved for low quality fish, Mathew Scaletta of Wildfish Cannery takes a craft approach to it, using his grandmother’s finely-tuned recipe for smoking, and of course, only the highest quality fish to create a truly luxury product.

Today, Wildfish Cannery works closely with local fishermen to preserve their best catch at its peak—the salmon in every can can be traced back to a member of their small community. Wildfish’s process is one of artisan tradition. First, the salmon is carved into thick pieces and gently smoked with natural alder wood to preserve the wild salmon’s firm texture and rich flavor. Next it is hand-packed into cans, ensuring you only quality cuts from head to tail. The stock rotates as the season progresses, so quantities are limited to what nature provides!

We're not the only ones who love them!

Wildish Cannery has been featured in Edible Alaska magazine.