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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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The pink salmon harvest is expected to be slightly lower than 2003 while sockeye and chum salmon harvests are expected to be higher.
Also popular in Japan are salmon burgers, carried by Kentucky Fried Chicken outlets there; but those are produced from domestically-ranched chum salmon instead of imported sockeye.
Abstract--Variation at 14 microsatellite loci was examined in 34 chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) populations from Russia and evaluated for its use in the determination of population structure and stock composition in simulated mixed-stock fishery samples.
At the December 2000 World Trade Center Alaska Food Forum in Kenai, Bagley heard presentations on the quality standards that had been developed for Copper River salmon and the successful branding program of Western Alaska Arctic keta, or chum salmon.
Japan does a lot of ranching of chum salmon, which is the easiest type to deal with but also the least colorful in a market where red Sockeye salmon command the highest prices (And, yes, Japan pays them; when supplies are tight sock-eyes are hard to find on dinner tables elsewhere).
A back-calculation method for estimating individual growth of juvenile chum salmon by scale analysis.
With the ability to remove pin bones automatically, fish processors will be better able to use species that currently are less valued, such as pink and chum salmon.
This finding is similar to that shown for adult chum salmon by Friedland et al.
For a modest fee, Deep Creek will prepare trail food for hungry canine athletes either from meat supplied by mushers or from stocks of pink and chum salmon already on hand.
Growth in postsmolts is also affected by other physical parameters, such as photoperiod (Forsberg, 1995), and possibly by variation in sea surface salinity as shown for chum salmon (Oncorhynchus keta) (Morita et al.
Exceptional returns of pink, red and chum salmon, coupled with improved prices paid to fishermen, have made the 1999 salmon season outstanding overall for Alaska commercial fishing families.