What to look for when buying your salmon

When purchasing salmon, it's important to choose a great quality fish that your customers will enjoy. Use our checklists to make sure you know what you're looking for.

Whole salmon seen from the side

Your Buying Checklist

  • Scales are still intact with a bright cast
  • There are no bruises on the skin
  • It has a fresh smell of seawater, almost similar to oysters
  • The eyes are clear with shiny dark pupils
  • The gills are fresh red, not brown
  • The flesh is firm and elastic, springing back when pressed with the tip of your finger
  • The inside of the stomach is smooth with no traces of blood, entrials or dark areas