In 1957, Tom Savidge and his wife Marie built a backyard smokehouse and began selling smoked wild salmon to local taverns. With that, SeaBear Smokehouse was born. The local tavern owners loved Tom's smoked salmon, but asked him to preserve it longer. Tom answered their request by creating a whole new type of patented packaging- The Gold Seal pouch. This type of packaging preserves the salmon naturally and no refrigeration is required. This special packaging makes it easy for travelers to take the salmon home with them and share it with their friends.
Today SeaBear Smokehouse ships our full line of seafood to customers in all 50 states, and we remain dedicated to the same principles upon which Tom Savidge founded our company decades ago: Make great food people love, and always listen to our customers.