The Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) lists wild-caught Alaskan salmon as a "best choice" for sustainability. Both our picks earn the MSC's blue check mark.
GRAND PRIZE WINNER: Deming's Red Sockeye Wild Alaska Salmon.
A light, pleasant salinity and buttery texture bring this within hailing distance of fresh. Big, tender chunks of moist fish. (Sold as Double Q in the Southeast.)
TASTE TEST AWARD: Wild Planet Wild Alaskan Sockeye.
The firm (but not overly dry) texture is excellent for salads—the fish flakes nicely and holds its shape. No mush here.