humpback salmon


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humpback salmon

hump′back salm′on


n.
a pink salmon of N Pacific waters: a hump appears behind the head of spawning males.
[1800–10, Amer.]
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THE big story in Scottish fishing this year is surely the advent of pink or humpback salmon.
Other catches of pink or humpback salmon, as they are also known, have been reported on the Foxford and Coolcronan fisheries on the Moy and the Owengarve river all in Co Mayo, the Galway Fishery and the Cong river on the Corrib system and the Drowes and Crana rivers in Donegal.
Pink salmon, also known as humpback salmon, originate from the northern Pacific Ocean.