six varieties of salmon  

The Atlantic Salmon North American, European, and Baltic wild Atlantic salmon are also called sea run salmon, kelts, or black salmon.  

Commercial fishing of wild North American salmon is illegal due to their endangered status. Expect farmed Atlantic salmon in the US.   

King Salmon King salmon, often known as chinook, is the largest Pacific fish.  

Its high fat and silky texture make it popular among chefs and household cooks.  

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Sockeye Salmon Red sockeye salmon is stronger-tasting and lower in fat than other types.   

Coho Salmon Commercial overfishing and habitat loss threaten Northwestern coho salmon under the Endangered Species Act  

Pink Salmon Most pink salmon is canned. The wild-caught fish has lean, light-colored, mild-tasting meat and weighs less than six pounds.  

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