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A formidable West Coast fish. Grows to a good size.
In-game description
Salmon, cooked on a fire. One of life's better things.
In-game description

Coho Salmon is a food item in The Long Dark.


Coho salmon are hefty saltwater fish found sparsely under the ice off the coast. They can be caught by Ice Fishing using fishing tackle or found by Beachcombing. Fresh salmon can be between 2.8 and 5.5 kg raw.

At 0% condition food disappears if inside of a container, but not outside of containers or in the player's inventory.


Using salmon on a lit fire yields Cooked Salmon. Cooked fish increases its condition by 50%, decays 4 times slower than raw meat, and has a reduced chance of food poisoning over raw meat, while decreasing its weight by 35%. Cooked salmon's energy density is 455 calories-per-kilogram. Cooking fish also yields a small amount of Lantern fuel.

Cooking Salmon improves the cooking skill and requires a lit fire and 10 minutes. Using a Cooking pot reduces cooking time by 25%. Cooked food on an active fire for too long will burn (twice its 'Ready' cooking time), destroying the item and damaging a Cooking Pot if used.


  • Cooked Coho Salmons are currently the only food items in the game that can yield more than 2500 kcal and therefore satiate a starving player completly. But it requires players to the Cooking Skill and Ice Fishing Skill up to level 5.