Blue Ocean Institute

IvryBill

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Salmon – Alaska (Sake, Ikura) A fishery targeting this species has been certified as sustainable and well managed to the Marine Stewardship Council's environmental standard. Learn more at http://www.msc.org.

Salmon caught from Alaska will be one of five species: Pink, Sockeye, Chum, Coho and Chinook (King) Salmon.

Abundance of salmon, particularly Pink and Sockeye, is high in Alaska due to good management and healthy habitat.

The majority of salmon is caught with purse seines, followed by gillnets and troll gear. These fishing methods cause little habitat damage and result in moderate levels of bycatch, typically other fish.

Full species report here.

This fish may have high levels of PCBs that could pose a health risk to adults and children.  More contaminant info here.