Salmon, Wild Alaska Sockeye

Other Common Names:

Red Salmon, Jack Salmon, Kokanee


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Oncorhynchus nerka

Of the five species of wild salmon commercially harvested in Alaska, sockeye is one of the most recognized. Your customers may claim that sockeye is their “favorite” salmon and we can’t blame them! Delicious, beautiful, and good for your health – we love sockeye too!

The largest sockeye salmon harvest in the world happens in Alaska’s Bristol Bay region where the Kvichak, Naknek, Ugashik, Egegik, and Nushagak Rivers flow into the sea – these runs can number in the tens of millions of fish! Sockeye comes from around the state as well, including Prince William sound and waters in Southeast Alaska.

Sockeye salmon are one of the smaller species of wild Pacific salmon, growing to 18 to 31inches and averaging 4-15 pounds.

All of Alaska’s wild fisheries are carefully managed to ensure a healthy and sustainable harvest for generations to come.

Capture Methods: gill nets and purse seines.

Flavor Profile: rich and full flavored, high fat content