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.

Pink Salmon

Pink salmon have a light, delicate flavor great for roasting or grilling, or topping with your favorite sauce.

SPECIES FACT SHEET

Download the complete Alaska Salmon fact sheet.

FLAVOR & TEXTURE

Delicate flavor and light, rosy pink-colored flesh. Tender texture, similar to trout.

NUTRITION FACTS

Excellent source of

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

Also a good source of potassium.

SIZE & SPECS

The smallest and most abundant of the five Alaska Salmon species. Average weight is 2 to 3 pounds. Commonly available in convenient shelf-stable cans or pouches. Whole fish and fillets are becoming more available.

HARVESTING METHOD

  • Purse Seining
  • Gill-netting
  • Trolling

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Available fresh from mid-June through September and frozen year-round.

PREPARATION TIPS

An economical choice for a variety of recipes. Great for roasting or grilling. Because of their milder flavor, they make an excellent vehicle for sauces.

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