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Recent Examples on the Web Nearly 10,000 pounds of chum and king salmon have been donated by Bristol Bay fishermen and processors with logistical assists by SeaShare and Kwik’pak Fisheries in Emmonak to send salmon to 11 villages. Anchorage Daily News, 9 Aug. 2021 The tenacious king salmon will likely be coming back for many, many autumns to come. Paul A. Smith, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 Oct. 2021 In the Gulf of Alaska—where ocean water is generally warmer than in the Bering Sea—some streams are seeing temperatures high enough to damage runs of king salmon, the most valuable salmon species, prized for its rich, oily flesh. Miranda Weiss, The Atlantic, 6 Oct. 2021 Smaller in size than king salmon, coho used to run in the tens of of thousands through Bay Area rivers and streams, but the population has dropped to the triple or double digits in many habitats. Tara Duggan, San Francisco Chronicle, 26 Sep. 2021 There, Alaska Department of Fish and Game fish culturists have raised the newest group of king salmon, which started as eggs last July and grew into smolt this spring. Emily Mesner, Anchorage Daily News, 17 June 2021 For years, the number of king salmon returning to the Yukon has declined to the point of near collapse. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 4 Sep. 2021 With the setnet fleet out of the water after July 20 because of poor king salmon returns to the Kenai, controlling sockeye escapements to the Kenai and Kasilof fell on the drift fleet and on the in-river dipnet and sport fisheries. Elizabeth Earl, Anchorage Daily News, 26 Aug. 2021 The king salmon derby will offer an ounce of gold and $1,000 to the winner and other prizes will be up for grabs, Slinker said. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, 27 May 2021

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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“King salmon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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