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Alaska Pink Salmon

Oncorhynchus gorbuscha

The smallest and most abundant of all Alaska salmon, wild Alaska pink salmon has a light, delicate flavor that gives it wide appeal. Equally at home on the center of the plate, pink salmon is also the primary canned salmon species, providing a wide range of culinary options and the added convenience of self-stable seafood.

Benefits and Nutrition

Like all Alaska salmon, Alaska pink salmon is a nutritional superstar. It offers a whopping 21g of complete protein and 524mg of healthy marine-derived omega-3 fatty acids in just one 3-ounce portion. The same serving also provides 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 pink 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 pink salmon. Alaska salmon is also certified by both the Marine Stewardship Council and the Responsible Seafood Management Program.

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