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pink salmon

n.
A salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) of Pacific waters having silvery sides with black spots on the back and tail fin, the male of which has a conspicuous dorsal hump during the spawning season. Also called humpback salmon.

[From the color of its flesh, and perhaps also from the pink stripe developed by the male during the spawning season .]
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pink salmon

n
1. (Animals) any salmon having pale pink flesh, esp Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, of the Pacific Ocean
2. (Animals) the flesh of such a fish
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pink′ salm′on


n.
a small Pacific salmon, Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, distinguished by its small scales and long anal fin and by the bright red spawning coloration of males.
[1930–35]
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But, while the numbers of pink salmon that have been caught so far are less than previously, fishery managers have warned that this is the peak month for catches and they are turning up on rivers where they were not found before.
Pink salmon are native to the Pacific Ocean but have spread to parts of northern Europe after being released into rivers in Russia in the 1960s.
AN alert has gone out to North East anglers and fishermen over a potential influx of invasive Pacific pink salmon into the region's rivers and coastal waters.
David Mee, specialist fisheries advisor for NRW, said: "It's quite unusual to find pink salmon in our waters, this may be the first in some 30 years, though there were numerous reports around the UK and Ireland in 2017 "I'd urge netsmen and anglers to contact us if they see any non-native salmon in the waters, with a date, location and, if possible a photograph, which would really help us identify them and build up a picture of where they may be."
Only 12 pink salmon have been caught so far, which is much fewer than had been expected.
NATURAL Resources Wales (NRW) is urging netsmen and anglers to report any unusual catches after the first pink salmon was caught in Welsh waters for decades.
- By Species Type (Atlantic Salmon, Pink Salmon, Chum/Dog Salmon, Sockeye Salmon, Coho Salmon, Other Salmon)
The other threat comes from the Pacific pink salmon, which was introduced to several Russian rivers more than 60 years ago.