Woodbury Seafood Manager Darryl holding up a fresh fillet of salmon at the Seafood counter

Even though we're 1,000 miles away from the nearest ocean, we are only hours away from fresh seafood. Kowalski’s seafood is the freshest in the Twin Cities, guaranteed! We receive daily shipments of seafood from around the world. Our main focus is to provide a wide variety of fresh seafood that is harvested from sustainable fisheries. We work very closely with the fishermen themselves to ensure that we receive the freshest, highest quality fish possible. Most, if not all, of our seafood is directly flown to our processor, resulting in fish that is 5-7 days fresher than what may be found elsewhere.

Kowalski's Seafood Department offers between 10-20 varieties of fresh fish daily and up to 40 choices in all. We can special order product and typically have it in under 24 hours for fish in season.

Skuna Bay Craft-Raised Atlantic Salmon

A Kowalski's Exclusive

Skuna Bay fisherman on the dock, looking out over the water
Fresh Skuna Bay salmon fillet on a wooden cutting board with a lemon half and fresh parsley

Skuna Bay Salmon are raised off of Vancouver Island in British Columbia. Using farm-to-table, nonindustrial techniques with unparalleled concern for the environment and fish populations, Skuna Bay fishermen have a complete focus on quality every step of the way. This salmon is sold exclusively at Kowalski's and is the freshest, healthiest farm-raised product available in the Twin Cities.

  • The salmon are raised in a natural ocean environment – not in a tank – in the glacier-fed waters of the Pacific Ocean with fast-flowing tides, cold, clear water and perfect salinity.
  • Craftsman farmers live on the farm 24/7 and work daily to ensure these natural waters stay as pristine as when the farm was established.
  • Our farmers are wonderful stewards of the ocean; once fish are harvested from a Skuna site, that ocean location is allowed to rest and regenerate before being restocked.
  • Unlike much farm-raised fish, Skuna salmon live in a low pen density environment and eat a diet of fish (just as they would in the wild) as much as can be managed without putting undue pressure on other fish populations – and those fish are sourced only from 100% certified fisheries. Each salmon is hand-selected by an approved salmon expert, assuring that only the best make it into our markets.
  • This is a domestic product, available fresh year round. Harvested to order, it's at least seven days fresher than other options in the industry.