Welcome to Big Glory Bay
Where our ocean-farmed New Zealand King Salmon is nurtured in glorious isolationLearn more
OUR KING SALMON
Our King Salmon grow slowly in New Zealand’s southern-most waters, developing vibrant orange flesh and a distinctive and rich flavour profile, with a tender and melt-in-your-mouth texture.
Our commitment to sustainability is at the core of what we do. We use verified and certified sustainable ocean-farming practices to protect the health of our salmon and Big Glory Bay’s pristine marine environment.
TRY OUR KING SALMON
Our award-winning Fresh New Zealand King Salmon Portions are available in an easy grab & go pack - conveniently boneless and portioned, ready for you to create restaurant-quality meals at home.
Available at select New World, PAK'nSAVE, and Four Square supermarkets, in-store and online (North Island, New Zealand only).
HEAR FROM OUR CHEF PARTNERS
The pristine environment of Big Glory Bay gives the king salmon a sweet, clean flavor with a hint of kombu. When grilled, I love the contrast between the thin, crispy skin and the tender, flaky texture of the fish. Big Glory Bay is one of the most beautiful and peaceful places I have ever visited.
Auckland, New Zealand
It's good for the sashimi and the sushi. With the thick marbling, this is the best salmon in the world.
FAQ's New Zealand King Salmon
What is King salmon?
King salmon is the premium of all salmonid fish, and is in the same family as trout and char. Its distinctive smooth, creamy flavour and rich oils makes it much more exceptional compared to Atlantic salmon and sea run trout for taste and appearance. Less than 1% of global salmon production is New Zealand King salmon, as this rare species is notoriously difficult to nurture. Big Glory Bay King salmon are sustainably ocean-farmed in the pristine coastal waters of Stewart Island, located at the very bottom of New Zealand.
Where is King salmon found?
In New Zealand, King salmon are only found in the South Island. There are wild populations that will swim into Canterbury and Otago braided rivers to spawn, farmed populations in hydro-canals in the Mackenzie Basin, and ocean-farmed populations like Big Glory Bay down in Rakiura, Stewart Island.
What is the best way to cook King salmon?
King salmon is versatile and can be cooked in various ways, such as grilling, baking, or pan-searing. Do not be afraid to undercook it! Really fresh King salmon, such as Big Glory Bay’s, is excellent to enjoy as sashimi. You can find some [King salmon recipe](https://bigglorybay.co.nz/salmon-recipes) inspirations on our website.
What are the health benefits of consuming King salmon?
King salmon is highly nutritious and a great source of long chain omega-3 fatty acids, high-quality protein, vitamin D, and several essential minerals. Big Glory Bay’s pristine, chilled ocean waters provide the ideal environment for raising rich, nutrient-dense King salmon.