Commonly called Nova, Nova salmon, and smoked salmon, this is the most popular smoked salmon sold in the world. Nova is a term used in the Eastern United States, which traditionally describes wet-cured cold smoked salmon. The term "Nova" refers to Nova Scotia, traditionally a large supplier of Atlantic salmon to East Coast smoke houses. Nova, now made from farm-raised Atlantic salmon, is cured in salt for just long enough, and then cold smoked over a blend of hardwoods. The finished product has a mildly smoky flavor with a silky texture.