Chinook salmon

Freshness

At Creative Salmon, we know that we can't claim to produce a premium product unless freshness is part of the package.

Depending on the season and demand, we typically harvest our fish up to two or three times a week. The fish are pumped aboard a harvest vessel, chilled in circulating slush ice or with a refrigerated saltwater system and taken to the processing plant right on the dock in Tofino, less than an hour away by boat.

The primary processing happens right there, in a government and organically certified plant owned and operated by Lions Gate Fisheries. A skilled crew processes the fish and grades them for quality and size, and then packs them on ice.

Temperature controlled trucks leave Tofino in the afternoon of every processing day and reach the Mainland by evening. The fish are unloaded the following morning at Lions Gate Fisheries' organically certified Delta facility, and from there they are distributed to our customers around the world.

Most of our customers receive their Creative Salmon products within as little as 48 hours. It's hard to beat that for freshness – unless you catch the fish yourself.