Salmon is classified as a type of meat just like beef, pork, or chicken. This specific type of fish has a scaly exterior with white flesh beneath. Just like almost any other type of meat salmon is perfectly edible, though it is highly recommended that you cook or smoke it prior to consumption so you will be able to avoid ingesting any parasites or potentially harmful bacteria.
You will also want to make sure that you thoroughly scale and clean the fish before cooking so you will be able to enjoy the full flavor of the ones you catch or get from the supermarket. There is fresh salmon and canned salmon. Although they both have their benefits and drawbacks, fresh salmon tends to have a little bit more flavor and nutritional value.