Buying & Selling

Choosing & Purchasing

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.

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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.

  • 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