king salmon


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Recent Examples on the Web The biggest salmon verified this week was a 35-pound king salmon along the Marin coast on the Pacific Pearl out of Emeryville, reported by Captain J.J. Holloway. Tom Stienstra,, "‘Big and fat:’ COVID-delayed fishing season raises predictions of epic fall salmon run," 21 Aug. 2020 Selections from land include New York strip, top sirloin, ribeye, porterhouse, T-Bone and cowboy cut steaks, while offerings from the sea range from Caribbean red snapper to New Zealand king salmon. Marcy De Luna, Houston Chronicle, "Landry’s launches steak and seafood delivery service," 11 Aug. 2020 At the Seafood Center on Clement Street, for example, wild king salmon from Half Moon Bay recently cost $24.99 per pound. Justin Phillips,, "Bay Area salmon season is in full swing for home cooks but uncertain for fishers," 13 July 2020 At Marina Meats on Chestnut Street, local king salmon was $34.99 per pound. Justin Phillips,, "Bay Area salmon season is in full swing for home cooks but uncertain for fishers," 13 July 2020 In addition to a sockeye run with occasionally returns in the millions, the Branch also supports a fair number of king salmon. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Warm days at Bristol Bay mean cold water and slow-arriving fish," 13 June 2020 Anglers tried their luck fishing for king salmon from the muddy banks of Ship Creek on a sunny Sunday afternoon, June 14. Bill Roth, Anchorage Daily News, "Photos: King salmon return to Ship Creek," 15 June 2020 Boats normally on the water are still in the harbor, and the king salmon are running, but tourists aren’t here to bring in their catches. USA Today, "The grocery store at the end of the world: How a small-town Alaska grocer kept prices even, raised pay during the pandemic," 1 June 2020 Last season was a big one for king salmon, as the population finally recovered from years of drought. Tara Duggan,, "Will there be a summer this year? Our wild salmon offers hope," 22 May 2020

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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6 Sep 2020

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“King salmon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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