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Alaska Coho Salmon

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Alaska Coho salmon is one of the best-tasting salmon varieties available. It’s preferred by many for its balanced flavor, firm texture, and beautiful orange-red color, making it an ideal choice for a wide variety of preparations—from sushi rolls and sashimi to baking and grilling. This species is also known as silver salmon because of its flashy silver skin.

Benefits and Nutrition

Alaska Coho salmon is chockfull of healthy marine omega-3 fatty acids, offering 900 mg per 3- ounce serving. The same serving also provides 20g of complete protein, nearly half the daily value of vitamin D, and more than the daily value of vitamin B-12.

Salmon Fishing


In Alaska, sustainability is written into the state constitution. It states that fish are to be ‘utilized, developed, and maintained on the sustainable yield principle,’ ensuring wild coho salmon inhabit Alaska waters for generations to come. As a wild resource, the number of salmon that return to freshwater to spawn changes from year to year. Managers in Alaska use the best science available to set ‘escapement goals,’ which allow enough fish to return to the spawning grounds to reproduce. Biologists account for natural fluctuations in returns of salmon by managing the fisheries in-season to safeguard the sustainability of Alaska’s wild coho salmon. Alaska salmon is also certified by both the Marine Stewardship Council and the Responsible Seafood Management Program.

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