FOLSOM, Calif., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- California's commercial salmon fishermen are thrilled to again provide some of the world's best tasting salmon – the California King Salmon! In fact, chefs, foodies and salmon lovers everywhere can again enjoy this iconic summer delicacy right from their local grocery stores, fish markets and restaurants.
After a mid-season break, commercial salmon fishermen will begin fishing again on July 26. Prior to the scheduled June 30 closure, the catch was more than double the projection for the May-June season in the Monterey management zone. "There is a larger supply of King Salmon than was anticipated, which is great news for California consumers," said David Goldenberg, chief executive officer of the California Salmon Council.
California is traditionally a leading state for providing wild ocean run King salmon, which are caught by dedicated fishermen on barbless hooks from May through October. Featured at local grocery stores, fish markets and fine restaurants, these fresh, wild salmon are so renowned because of their firm texture and robust flavor – in addition to containing higher levels of Omega-3 fatty acids than other salmon varieties. Caught locally off California's coast, California's King salmon also provide consumers with a sustainable, responsible option.
"Our hardworking fleet of fisherman have just set out into the Pacific to begin fishing during the later part of the season, so we are anticipating fish will begin appearing the marketplace early next week," said Goldenberg.
For more information about California King salmon, recipes and where it can be purchased, visit www.calkingsalmon.org.
SOURCE California Salmon Council