Ora King salmon is the only salmon species sea farmed in New Zealand. King salmon, sometimes known as Chinook, is native to the northern Pacific Ocean and the largest of the Pacific salmon family. King Salmon are adapted to life in both fresh and salt water. In the wild they swim up rivers from the sea to breed. Ora King Salmon are carefully raised replicating the salmon’s natural life cycle. The sea pens in New Zealand are strategically positioned in remote areas where tides flush water in from the deep Strait and the temperature and water quality is just right. Ora King salmon is a good-sized fish that can be harvested depending on market requirements. The flesh is firm, moist, and oily and has a large flake. King salmon’s attractive orange/red color, delicate texture and characteristic rich favor, make it very appealing when served either raw, cooked, or smoked.