Sockeye Salmon §

species: Oncorhynchus nerka
classification: bony fish
habitat: spawns in streams, lakes; matures in estuaries, open ocean
feeding habits: feeding habits plankton, insects
photo © Jeff Foott

Range: North Pacific to northern California

Serving Suggestion
Salmon Recipes

Nutritional information: high in protein, vitamin C, iron, heart-healthy Omega-3 fatty acids

Commercial information: mature between 1 and 4 years; usually caught with nets in streams and lakes when returning to spawn; some salmon runs are endangered
photo © Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute