Species Name:Oncorhynchus gorbusha
Also known as humpies, pinks are the most abundant (and smallest) of the commercially harvested salmon species of the Pacific Northwest.
When:Available canned year-round; Available fresh mid-summer
Where – Alaska
How – Wild caught; gill net, purse seine
Keep in mind that pink salmon have the lowest fat content of the commercially harvested salmon species of the Pacific Northwest.
For Your Menu
Try pink salmon in a pasta dish, salad or in a chowder. It’s also great for salmon patties!
For Your Waitstaff
Customers love wild Alaska salmon and pink salmon is a way to get all the benefits of salmon at a more economical price.
For Your Retail Display
Steer your budget conscious wild-salmon lovers toward the pink salmon – it’s a great way for them to enjoy wild Alaska salmon without breaking the piggy bank!