King salmon is a distinct species of the salmonid family, which also contains Atlantic salmon and trout. New Zealand is the source of close to half the world's supply of king salmon, which is known as chinook in North America.
Oily and high in omega-3, king salmon can be baked, barbequed, poached, steamed, smoked, pan fried and served raw as sashimi.
(figures are for a 100g serving)
Farm-reared in glacial waters
As all commercially sourced king salmon in New Zealand is raised in farms, there are no applicable quotas. Sustainability of supply is ensured by industry-leading practices that have been recognised by bodies such as Seafood Watch and BAP to place New Zealand's salmon industry as the world leader in raising salmon in an environmentally-friendly way.