Are TAG products wild or farmed?

All Alaskan seafood sold in our store are wild-caught from the pristine waters of Alaska. We also sell a variety of other regional products, some of which are Wild Caught and others which are responsibly farmed. 

Does TAG sell both frozen and fresh seafood?

Yes. TAG sources both fresh and frozen seafood. Fresh product requires pre-order at this point of time.

Why are all your products all frozen? Are they even fresh?

The large majority of Alaskan seafood is immediately processed and frozen to maintain the highest quality. Alaskan seafood is harvested in very remote areas, so freezing is the best method to preserve the quality of the product for a global consumer base. For seafood, quality cannot be improved once a product leaves the water, it can only be maintained. Therefore, if you are not consuming seafood within a few days of harvest, it is best kept frozen to maintain the highest quality.

Are all items sold at TAG available year round?

Many of our products are harvested seasonally, fortunately because the product is maintained frozen it is available year round. If certain products are out of stock, our website will indicate such. If there is a particular product is currently unavailable, give us a call at our shop and we will let you know when we expect to receive our next shipment.

There is a strange marking on my fish! Can this be eaten?

It is fairly common with wild caught fish, especially salmon, to have some bruises and scar marks on the skin area. Such is the nature with Wild Caught fish, these markings are generally caused by net entanglements, a fish fight, or other natural cause. These fish are just as healthy as an unblemished fish, their road to being caught was just a bit more challenging. Enjoy.

Are TAG products safe and free of contaminates?

All of our products go through standard AVA procedures for importing seafood from other countries. For more information on Alaska’s clean marine habitats and Wild Caught fisheries click Here. Study results by the Alaska Department of Environmental Conservation shows that fish from Alaska are remarkably free of contaminants, and polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs).

I read about the dangers about mercury levels in fishes, are your products safe?

Mercury, also known as Methylmercury is a heavy metal often present in certain species of seafood. Mercury levels are highest in long-lived predatory species (such as sharks and swordfish). Salmon, for example, has one of the lowest average Mercury levels for fish because it has a relatively short life span. Click Here and the on the cateogry on 'Mercury' for more infomation on Mercury levels in seafood .