Why does my salmon taste really fishy?

Chef's answer
Fish tastes "fishy" when it hasn't been handled properly. ... Juices from the raw fish can transfer bacteria onto the cooked or ready-to-eat fish. For frozen seafood, look for frost or ice crystals. This is a sign that the fish has been stored for a long time or thawed and refrozen.
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If your raw salmon has a strong smell, it's probably gone bad. The fishy smell will be pretty obvious, and bad salmon smells rather ammonia-like if it's not a good idea to cook it. Fresh salmon won't have such a strong smell and instead has more of a mild scent, so this is a good first sign of spoilage.4 Dec 2020
Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tschawytscha), also known as King salmon, is considered by many to be the best-tasting of the salmon bunch. They have a high-fat content and corresponding rich flesh that ranges from white to a deep red color.4 Dec 2020
Look for lobster tails ranging from 5oz to 12oz. These are smaller tails, and are the prime size for getting a good amount of meat and a quality taste and texture with lobster tails.7 Aug 2020
Wellshire All Natural Uncured Turkey Bacon ($6.99 per 12-ounce package), which is made with large chunks of turkey thighs and is reminiscent of Canadian bacon, took the top spot in large part because it had bold flavor and no off-notes.31 Jan 2018
Coho (Silver) Coho salmon doesn't get the recognition that fatty King and bold Sockeye does, but it has a lot going for it. Its medium fat content gives it a mild, subtle flavor that is less in-your-face.23 Jul 2019
Halibut tastes slightly sweet like other white fish. Halibut might have a slightly more robust flavor than cod or flounder, but its firmer texture makes it a great candidate for a first-time fish eater.7 Apr 2020
Arctic charArctic char looks like salmon, but it's less oily, so there's less fishy taste.1 Sep 2011
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