Seafood Species

The seafood bounty of Alaska is unrivaled. With five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish, and numerous shellfish species, Alaska offers mouthwatering seafood options for every taste and cooking method.

Coho Salmon

With its orange-red flesh, firm texture and delicate flavor, many consider Coho the best salmon for grilling.

SPECIES FACT SHEET

Download the complete Alaska Salmon fact sheet.

FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Known for its orange-red flesh, delicate flavor and firm texture.

NUTRITION FACTS

Low in saturated fat. An excellent source of

  • Omega-3 fatty acids
  • High-quality protein
  • Selenium and phosphorous

And a good source of potassium.

SIZE & SPECS

The second largest of the five Alaska salmon species. Average weight is 12 pounds. Length ranges from 25 to 35 inches. Generally marketed in whole, steak, or fillet forms.

HARVESTING METHOD

  • Trolling
  • Gillnetting
  • Purse seining

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Available fresh mid-June through late October and frozen year-round.

PREPARATION TIPS

An excellent choice for grilling, broiling, sautéing, roasting, poaching, steaming, and smoking. Many consider coho the best salmon for grilling.

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