King Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha

King Salmon were originally brought to New Zealand from California and are often heralded as the very best salmon species in terms of taste, texture and nutritional quality. This quality has been recognised by world-renowned Monterey Bay Aquarium – who has named New Zealand King Salmon the world’s most environmentally sustainable farmed salmon.

Farmed at Big Glory Bay in Stewart Island, bordering a National Park, King Salmon are available year round. With silver sides and a green back, they are ocean farmed and are antibiotic free.

Oily and high in omega-3, King Salmon can be baked, barbequed, poached, steamed, smoked, pan fried and served raw as sashimi.


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Also known as

NZ: Quinnat Salmon, Pacific Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Spring Salmon, Salmon
CG: Königslachs, Saumon Royal, Salmone Reale
CIS: Tshavytsha, Charycha, Tikhookeanskiy Losos
DE: Königslachs
ES: Salmon Chinook
FR: Saumon Royal
IT: Salmone Reale
JP: Masunosuke, Suke
NL: Chinook Zalm
US & CA: King Salmon, Chinook Salmon, Spring Salmon


From the sea to your plate, we’re always looking for new ways to make the most of our beautiful New Zealand seafood. Check out some mouth-watering recipes from Sanford and Sons or Big Glory Bay and try something new tonight!