"Consumers should ask for California King Salmon, which is fresher, because they are caught locally off California's coastline."
David Yarger, California Salmon Council
California King Salmon® is native to the natural environment of the Pacific Ocean where it swims freely. Individual line-caught King Salmon has a leaner, firmer texture and more robust flavor than other salmon.
Active restocking programs have made California King Salmon® a renewable resource so future generations will be able to enjoy this delicious seafood for many years to come.What the Council Does
The California Salmon Council was formed in 1989 to represent the marketing interests of the state's commercial salmon fishermen. The Council's goal is to create consumer awareness and marketplace demand for California King Salmon®
In cooperation with industry and government, the council actively pursues efforts to develop, maintain and expand domestic and international markets at profitable levels, for California King Salmon and salmon products.
Although rearing salmon has been the major emphasis of the Salmon Stamp Program, habitat restoration has always been an important element. In the early years, Stamp monies directly funded many projects in the field. Then, as other sources of funding for habitat improvement (such as the Bosc-Keene Renewable Resources Investment Fund and Proposition 70) became available, the emphasis of Stamp funding shifted to purchase of heavy construction equipment and facilites for DFG fish habitat improvement projects. This funding improves the ability of the DFG Fish Habitat Imporovement shops to restor habitat and to screen small agricultural water divisions, protecting juvenile salmon from the dangers of irrigation networks. Read more about the Commerical Salmon Stamp Program on their website.