SeaBear ® Company takes a small batch, hand-crafted,  artisanal approach to creating premium smoked  & flavored salmon fillets, pate & smoked oysters. Their Pacific Northwest Smoked Salmon is "Caught Wild, Hand filleted & Traditionally Smoked in Anacortes, Washington". SeaBear® smokes its salmon over alder, the way Northwest Indians have done  for centuries. According to First Nation legend, the half-bear-half-orca "sea bear" is the result of many bears seeking shelter in the ocean during the Great Flood.