بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum Sisters!!!
Our Beloved Messenger, The Most Honorable and Humble Elijah Muhammad (May the Peace and the Blessings of Allah Forever Be Upon Him) taught us that a vegetarian diet is ideal for human beings, although we can eat fish. Fish is from a different world of life. Fish is born and fish lives in the water of life. Fish is good for us. (HOW TO EAT TO LIVE). However, we must be careful when selecting fish for our meals, confining our fish eating to those fish weighing between one and ten pounds.
When it comes to Salmon, there are many different varieties that vary in weight depending on the species. According to the Alaska Seafood Marketing Institute, Pink Salmon weighs the least of all varieties, averaging 3.5 – 4.0 lbs. So this would, obviously, be our ideal choice. Our Beloved Messenger (Peace Be Upon Him) recommended that we eat the smallest fish as possible.
There are other varieties of Salmon averaging less than ten pounds as well, however. Alaska Sockeye (Red) Salmon averages five lbs. and Alaska Keta Salmon averages eight lbs.
The species you want to avoid are Alaska Coho (Silver) Salmon which averages twelve lbs. and the largest breed, Alaska King Salmon, which averages 20 lbs.!
When dining out, be sure to inquire as to the breed of Salmon before ordering as King Salmon is the Salmon of choice for most upscale restaurants.