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Q: Can you talk about the different species of Wild Salmon?

A: There are 5 species of Wild Salmon:

King (aka Chinook)– great, red salmon color with a full-bodied, yet sweet flavor.

Sockeye – deeper red color and a robust almost nutty flavor.

Coho– paler in color to either the King or Sockeye with a mild flavor and tender texture.

Keta and Chum – both are available later in the season and are not as prized as King, Sockeye or Coho Salmon.

For more information on the seasonality of these wild salmon species, please visit Seafood 101.


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Tony Ruccio

Director: Seafood