Canned Ivory King Salmon

(9 customer reviews)


Our Southeast Alaska line-caught ivory king salmon is packed in a can with a few grains of salt and is tender, mild, and loaded with nutrition.

At the office, on the trail, leaving the gym, or a simple lunch at home, you can pop open the can and dig in for a 1300 mg of heart-healthy Omega-3s, 45% of the daily recommendation for vitamin D, and all the other wonderful and delicious nutrients that king salmon provide. Canned in small batches in the USA.

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Product Description

Long before we had a retail website to sell fish to home consumers, the Seafood Producers Cooperative business office received calls from home consumers wanting us to ship them our cases of our gourmet canned tuna. It’s difficult to put a label on a fresh fish in a fish market case, but our canned tuna labels had an address on them and people tracked us down to get this delicious canned tuna delivered to their homes. They knew it was that good.

Now we are super-proud to announce our canned ivory king salmon, which is as ridiculously good as our canned tuna. Just like our canned tuna, our canned salmon is just that: line-caught ivory king salmon plus a few grains of salt. In a convenient 6-ounce can. Boneless and skinless. 

Ivory king salmon are extremely rare. For starters, King Salmon are the rarest of the 5 Pacific wild salmon species. And only a very tiny percentage of king salmon (roughly ~4-5 %) have a unique genetic anomaly, a missing enzyme, that make them unable to metabolize the pigments in krill, which give other salmon their orange-ish pink-ish salmon color. Because of this inability to digest krill, ivory king salmon prey on more oily fish, like herring and needle-fish, giving them an extra dose of the heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids that our bodies need.

Because of their pale color, ivory king salmon tend to be shunned by wholesale buyers. In the old days, when fishermen hand-trolled on 18-foot vessels rigged with oar and sail and their fishing lines were made of cotton and they slept under tarps on the bows of their boats, buyers didn’t buy ivory king salmon. So, Fishermen would keep them for themselves. And that’s why we call our ivory king portions “The Fishermen’s Choice.”

Nowadays, Chefs in high-end restaurants in places like Seattle and New York appreciate the special butteriness of ivory king salmon. We sell ivory king salmon portions as the “Fishermen’s Choice.”

Fisherman Charlie Piercy has been an owner of Seafood Producers Cooperative for over 30 years. Of all the fish in the North Pacific Ocean, Charlie prefers ivory king salmon.

Charlie’s preference for ivory king salmon isn’t unique among our fishermen owners. So many Alaskan fishermen prefer ivory king salmon over any other salmon because of its rich, buttery, melt-in-your-mouth goodness.

“I eat our canned ivory king salmon straight out of the can on the boat,” Charlie says. “There’s something special about ivory kings. They tend to leap out of the water more. They feel different on the wire,” Charlie notes in reference to the trolling wire that hook and line fishermen use to put their hooks on.

Like a lot of Seafood Producers Cooperative owners, Charlie came to fishing from a completely different vocation: chemical engineer. Lots of our members are former teachers, physicists, or artists. We even have a former astronaut who fishes for the co-op! Charlie used to be a chemical engineer but came to fishing because of the unique lifestyle. “I bring some of my ivory kings to my pharmacist friend in Ketchikan who enjoys them and cans them to eat all winter. But I thought we should be selling our canned ivory king salmon through our co-op’s retail website.”

This is a unique treat to be savored. Enjoy! Eat straight of the can or mix with 1-1 1/2 cups mango salsa, 2 tsp oil, salt and pepper, and make into either sandwich or an appetizer with whole wheat crackers.

Our canned ivory king salmon is a super-convenient way to enjoy ivory king salmon while on-the-go, either hiking, vacationing, or out on a boat in Southeast Alaska fishing.

9 reviews for Canned Ivory King Salmon

  1. Janie Williams

    I have purchased other products and have been very happy with them. I ordered a case of this canned salmon but was very disappointed. To me it tastes very salty, and the color is just strange. I am eating it slowly only because I don’t believe in wasting food, but would not by again. Wish they would give us a better choice equal to the other salmon they sell.

  2. Kirsten Drickey

    This canned king salmon is mild and delicious. We add it to pastas and salads.

  3. Alex

    Delicious, buttery, and convenient. But yes, its slightly saltier than it needs to be. As far as the color being “strange,” its Ivory salmon — that’s the point!

  4. Jeff

    It is salty to preserve the salmon in the can. All canned foods are salty to preserve the food. Ivory King Salmon are white so the color is very normal. This is the best fish in the world. I am just a customer and this salmon is amazing.

  5. frank

    Average, not the quality nor the solid meat found in the gourmet tuna. Dark pieces and dark areas in the meat that is not solid. Very mild taste and aroma, not like sockeye. more like supermarket quality. Not Alaska Gold quality.


    After reading 2/4 reviews on this salmon, I didn’t have an expectation.
    As a regular purchaser of canned wild red salmon for almost 20 years, I will definitely say that this Ivory King Salmon is the most tender salmon I’ve enjoyed. Unlike some other skinless/boneless varieties of salmon I’ve purchased, this one is flavorful and rich. I will be purchasing this variety from Alaska Gold the future. It’s delicious. I’m very happy with the purchase.

  7. Katy

    Alaska Gold’s canned salmon and canned tuna are the best. The best fish in the world canned with no other ingredients but a little salt. I’ve been a longtime fan of their canned tuna and gave the canned ivory king salmon a try. Equally spectacular, but milder, more tender, and more delicate than the tuna. Perfect for salads and pastas. I’m not sure what a couple of the other reviewers are referring to. This is real special stuff, not the canned pink and sockeye that you find in stores, which are fine, but not as delectable as the ivory king salmon.

  8. Connie

    I ordered a case of canned Albacore Tuna and mistakenly received a case of canned King Salmon. My order was corrected and I was waiting to receive a pre paid label to send it back when I decided to split the case with the adult kids (yes I paid for it….lol). For several years now I have made purchases with Alaska Gold and am very pleased not only with the products but also with their great service. Several times my two kids have raved about the quality of the canned fish and how delicious it taste. Thank you Alaska Gold for keeping us healthy.

  9. Pierce

    I love the AG tuna, but this ivory salmon is better. I make sushi rolls with it and rice and wasabi. Beats a tuna sandwich and the omega 3s are off the charts. I’m ordering another case right now.

  10. Mike and Carol

    We recently placed our first order with Alaska Gold. We ordered 6 cans of Sockeye Salmon and 6 cans of King Ivory Salmon. The Sockeye was excellent and this was our first time to try King Ivory Salmon. It was also excellent, had a mild flavor but slightly salty.

    The order came well packed and delivered on a timely basis. Thank-you Alaska Gold.

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0.82 g per 100g and 1.3g of Omega-3s per container.


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