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Chinook Salmon | Health | Seafood School | Astoria, Oregon


Health: Chinook Salmon

Nutrition: 3.5 oz. (100 grams)
Calories : 184 g
Omega-3: 1.9 g
Protein: 19 g
Fat: 11.4 gram; Saturated Fat 3 mg.
Cholesterol: N/A
Sodium: 56 mg
Carbohydrates: 0 mg
Chinooks are the largest and the top-of-the-line among Pacific salmon. They are also called Kings. Chinooks have characteristic black lips. Chinooks are often referred to by the name of the river they come from. Well known are Alaska’s Copper River species and Astoria’s Columbia River Salmon. Chinooks are early returners, available in late May or early June.

Chinooks are harvested from March to October from central California to the Yukon River in Alaska and in Canada, primarily by trollers but also by seiners and gillnetters. Astoria’s proximity to the Columbia River and Pacific Ocean allows local seafood markets and canneries to purchase salmon in pristine condition, fresh from the fishing boat. There are a number of fish smoking and fish canning facilities in and nearby Astoria who produce excellent quality products, available on site or by mail order.

Links to canneries & smoking companies.