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What types of salmon are commonly available to consumers?

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Some types of salmon commonly available to consumers in the United States are the Atlantic salmon, pink salmon, sockeye salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon and Chinook (king) salmon. Salmon is the third most commonly consumed seafood in the United States, with approximately two-thirds of it farmed and imported from Norway. Commercial fishing for wild Atlantic salmon is prohibited in the U.S. due to wild populations in the Eastern U.S. being very low.

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What types of salmon are commonly available to consumers?
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All types of salmon are available as either canned or in fillets and steaks. Most of the salmon consumed in the U.S. is sold as fresh or frozen steaks and fillets. Smoked salmon is also commonly available in the U.S., and is generally made from either Atlantic, king or coho salmon.

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