Salmon seafood items

Ocean Wise’s recommendations are based on 4 criteria. An Ocean Wise recommended species is:

  1. Abundant and resilient to fishing pressures
  2. Well managed with a comprehensive management plan based on current research
  3. Harvested in a method that ensures limited bycatch on non-target and endangered species
  4. Harvested in ways that limit damage to marine or aquatic habitats and negative interactions with other species.

To learn more please refer to our Ocean Wise Recommendation Policy.

Salmon
Status Variety Latin name Wild/Farmed Harvest method Region
Ocean Wise Chinook salmon, tyee, king, spring Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Chum salmon Oncorhynchus keta Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Coho salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Coho salmon, Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch, O. nerka Farmed Closed system Farm specific
Ocean Wise Pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Pink salmon Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Wild Reefnet Washington
Ocean Wise Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Alaska, British Columbia
Ocean Wise Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Reefnet Early-summer run, Summer-run, Washington
Under Review Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll Japan, Russia
Not Recommended Atlantic salmon Salmo salar Farmed Open net pen Worldwide
Not Recommended Salmon (various) Oncorhynchus spp. Wild Gillnet, Seine net, Troll California, Oregon, Washington
Not Recommended Sockeye salmon Oncorhynchus nerka Wild Reefnet Late-summer run, Washington