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This Salmon Is the Wagyu Beef of the Seafood World

Eco-friendly Ōra King salmon from New Zealand is rapidly becoming a chef’s favorite.

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When it comes to luxury fish, tuna rules. It’s the star of almost every extravagant sushi meal and the world’s most expensive fish, going for $3.1 million in Tokyo earlier this year.

Salmon is America’s workhorse fish. Among the reasons for its popularity: It’s healthy, packed with omega 3-fatty acids and vitamin D, and versatile, served raw, smoked, or cooked, as the protein boost to infinite salad bowls. Americans eat around 918 million pounds of salmon annually; in 2017, revenues were $688 million for the wild-caught fish and $67.7 million for Atlantic farmed.