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.

King Salmon

Also known as Chinook, these salmon are prized for their color, high oil content, firm texture and succulent flesh.

SPECIES FACT SHEET

Download the complete Alaska Salmon fact sheet.

FLAVOR & TEXTURE

  • Rich red flesh
  • Succulent flavor
  • High oil content
  • Firm texture

NUTRITION FACTS

Excellent source of

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

and a good source of potassium

SIZE & SPECS

The largest of the 5 Alaska Salmon species. Average weight is approximately 20 pounds. Length ranges from 30 to 40 inches. Generally marketed in whole, steak, or fillet forms.

HARVESTING METHODS

  • Trolling
  • Gill-netting
  • Purse Seining

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Available fresh or frozen year-round

PREPARATION TIPS

Its high oil content makes it a prime candidate for

  • Grilling
  • Broiling
  • Sautéing
  • Roasting
  • Poaching
  • Steaming, and
  • Smoking

King salmon’s succulent flavor can be easily enhanced by your favorite seafood seasoning or marinade.

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