Ōra King TYEE

It is said, that in the old days the ocean felt empty.

So she filled herself with life, and named the salmon her kings.

She hid a portion of these salmon. In dark places she grew them — where other fish fear to wander. She named these few Tyee, and set them apart to be kings among kings.

Your Tyee is rare among salmon. No less than 30 pounds in imperial weight, your salmon is a giant. A leviathan that will sear itself in your mind for years to come.

The king of King salmon

The name Tyee means ‘Chief’ in the local language of British Columbia where they were originally found. Tyee weigh over 30 pounds, and have been caught in Campbell River since 1924. Tyee were originally caught from a boat with no motor with a hook with no barb.

Tyee are salmon that have continued to grow beyond the normal life-cycle, while maintaining premium condition..

This phenomenon occurs naturally in the wild and in our aquaculture environment in New Zealand.

Ōra King TYEE are grown at our fresh water facility near Te Waikoropupū Springs. Only 10 TYEE per month are available to fine dining restaurants across the world.