chum salmon

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chum salmon

A Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) valued as a food and game fish, having tiny specks on the back and large teeth in spawning males. Also called dog salmon.

[Chinook Jargon cam, spotted, striped, from Lower Chinook c'əám, c'əám·, variegated.]

chum′ salm`on

a Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus keta, with fine speckles above.
[1905–10; chum < Chinook Jargon cam mixed colors, spotted, striped < Lower Chinook c'ə́m(∙) variegated]
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Noun1.chum salmon - a large Pacific salmon with small spots on its back; an important food fish
salmon - any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn
genus Oncorhynchus, Oncorhynchus - Pacific salmon including sockeye salmon; chinook salmon; chum salmon; coho salmon
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In particular, the results of fish protection measures and fishery regulation were reviewed in 2017, information on scientific research on sturgeon fish stocks in the border waters of the Amur River was exchanged in order to determine their total allowable catch, as well as data obtained by scientists on migration of autumn chum salmon in the Amur River basin in 2017.
We're going to visit the fishing nets placed downstream to see if they netted any chum salmon (lately the river has mostly been producing chum salmon instead of King salmon because of the warm water).
According to Polley, the restored creek had been supporting runs of the same stocks of silver and chum salmon for years, so releasing the hatchlings to enhance the population there was a perfect fit.
Abstract--Seasonal and annual marine growth of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) from Fish Creek, Alaska, during 1972-2004 and from Quilcene River, Washington, during 1973-2004 were examined in relation to abundances of chum salmon and pink salmon (O.
We developed an in-season forecast model of return of chum salmon for the population off the Honshu region in the Sea of Japan using the smoothing spline based on catch data obtained in fishing season.
It's difficult to explain seeing all the hundreds and hundreds of fish--silver, Bred and chum salmon all in spawning colours, in just inches of water.
A National Marine Fisheries Service biologist's report found that Cayo's actions harmed multiple endangered species, including steelhead, coho and chum salmon, and harmed water quality, Ferguson said.
The spawning migration of chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) consists of several phases: the initiation of homing behavior, approach to the coast, migration from seawater (SW) to fresh water (FW) and upstream migration (Ueda, 2011).
Then the little fish go to sea, and the mergansers are having their babies, the kingfishers are having their babies, and the young coho and chinook, which are much bigger, feed voraciously on these swarms of beautiful little pink and chum salmon that come out of the rivers.
The species and area for the plan include spring and fall chinook, chum salmon, winter and summer steelhead, and coastal cutthroat trout along much of the Oregon Coast from Cape Blanco to Seaside.
The students raised the chum salmon at the college's fisheries technology program.
1/2 cup salt 1 gallon hot water 1 sac reef net-caught chum salmon roe