Sockeye Salmon

Oncorhynchus nerka

Also Known As

Red salmon, Blueback salmon, Redfish, Summer Sockeye

U.S. wild-caught sockeye salmon is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.



Fresh summer and early fall. Frozen, canned, and smoked year-round.


Alaska to Oregon.


Rich flavor that rivals the flavor of Chinook (king) salmon.


Firm and fatty, making it rich in omega-3 fatty acids.


Reddest flesh of the wild salmon species. The raw meat has a bright-red or orange-red color. Cooked meat remains red.

Health Benefits

Sockeye salmon is low in sodium and is a good source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Health & Nutrition

Nutrition facts

Serving weight 100 g (raw)
Amount per serving
Calories 168
Protein 21.3 g
Fat, total 8.56 g
Saturated fatty acids, total 1.495 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Sugars, total 0 g
Fiber, total dietary 0 g
Cholesterol 62 mg
Selenium 33.7 mcg
Sodium 47 mg

Seafood Guide