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Learning to can your catch at a UAF Cooperative Extension class

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Published: Jul. 28, 2019 at 9:07 AM AKDT
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As fishermen come back with coolers full of salmon, salmon canning classes are filling up as well.

"I want to make sure that you have the right steps in canning fish in jars to make sure that they are safe," says Julie Cascio with University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension.

Alaska Mill and Feed hosted a fish canning class today partnering with University of Alaska Fairbanks Cooperative Extension.

The class was designed for beginner to well-versed canners and covered the how-to as well as recipes for the canned salmon. The instructor says her best advice for anyone canning fish is to follow instructions to avoid foodborne illness.

“The main message for canning fish in jars is to follow the current guidelines and do it in a pressure canner that is appropriate for what you have in your home for a heating system that you are able to use in the home or at the camp where ever you are doing your fishing, making sure that it is done correctly with the number of steps and the correct pressure,” says Cascio

The Cooperative Extension is hosting another fish canning class in October and they will also be a part of the canned food exhibits and competitions at the state fair.

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