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Types of Wild Pacific Salmon


Typically sold in stores

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  • Coho: commonly known as silver salmon. This is 2nd largest & has firm, orange-red flesh.
  • Keta: also known as chum. This type has mild flavor & pink color.
  • Pink: is the smallest but most plentiful. It is most often canned.



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King: aka Chinook are harvested year round & are the largest ranging from 4-40 lb. King salmon is among the most prized wild salmon due to it's rich flavor & firm texture.

Sockeye: nicknamed red salmon for it's distinctive red hued meat. Rich flavor & firm texture make it ideal for smoking.

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