Farmed King Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytsha)
Lions Gate Fisheries is the largest supplier and distributor of farmed Chinook salmon in Canada. Farmed Chinook or "spring/king” salmon are raised under strict regulations along British Columbia’s Pacific West Coast. Our salmon farm partner, Creative Salmon, offers products that are certified organic. They are located on Vancouver Island, less than 24 hours away from the Lions Gate MSC-certified processing and distribution center.
Lions Gate specializes in the raising, processing, and shipping of farmed Chinook. Farmed Chinook has the same deep red color and rich taste of wild Chinook, creating strong market demand for both. Farmed Chinook is available year-round from Lions Gate Fisheries.
Our partner that brings us this beautiful fish is creative salmon; the first supplier in the world to distribute the only certified organic salmon on the market.
Other names: King salmon
Where it's caught: West Coast of Tofino
Characteristics: The largest of the Pacific salmon, prized by gourmets for its firm flesh
Size Range: From about 4 pounds (1.829 kilograms) to 20 pounds (9.07 kilograms)
Colour: 25-29 of the Roche scale