FISH TO SCHOOLS About three years ago the Sitka School District SSD in Alaska was one of the first districts in the state to get serious about serving local seafood In a partnership with the National School Lunch Program and the local fishing community SSD has been serving local salmon twice a week The Sitka Conservation Society has developed a resource guide for serving local fish in schools with information on procurement and processing tips and even lesson plans that help connect salmon to the classroom

FISH TO SCHOOLS: About three years ago, the Sitka School District (SSD), in Alaska, was one of the first districts in the state to get serious about serving local seafood. In a partnership with the National School Lunch Program and the local fishing community, SSD has been serving local salmon twice a week. The Sitka Conservation Society has developed a resource guide for serving local fish in schools with information on procurement and processing, tips and even lesson plans that help connect salmon to the classroom.

Hook up with a fisherman for sustainable salmon

When foodservice teams build relationships with eco-conscious fishermen, serving sustainable salmon becomes much easier.

Navigating the waters of serving sustainable salmon in big volume can be challenging. The facts can be confusing—is farmed better than wild-caught? Is frozen salmon bad? What about bycatch? And then there’s the ever-changing ecology of our oceans, which are unquestionably fragile and in need of better stewardship.

Foodservice operations at places like Stanford University, Microsoft and the Sitka School District, in Alaska, have found that working with fishermen can lead to a gre

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