king salmon

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At the Galley Seafood Grill & Bar, owner David Peter said his establishment each day is serving 30 to 40 entrees of California king salmon—or Chinook—compared with a prior average of 20. Jim Carlton, WSJ, "California Is Overflowing With Salmon, Boosting Coastal Towns," 28 June 2019 Highlights include fresh sockeye and king salmon, as full headed and cleaned fish and also as fillets. Steve Edwards, Anchorage Daily News, "Give rhubarb, get Wild Scoops ice cream. Also, where to get the season’s first strawberries.," 13 June 2019 California commercial fishermen are reporting the biggest king salmon season in a decade, on the heels of three years of disastrously low catches because of the drought. Tara Duggan, SFChronicle.com, "California fishermen report the biggest salmon season in a decade," 21 June 2019 Oscar will be serving breakfast tostadas, The Lede’s kitchen will be whipping up king salmon gravlax, and Reem’s California will be there too dishing up their Arab street corner bakery treats. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Peek inside former Chez Panisse chef’s soon-to-open restaurant and help kids in need," 14 June 2019 Stacked like treasure on cushions of ice, several king salmon stare blankly back, their thick sides burnished with a silver sheen. Corey Arnold, National Geographic, "Why wild salmon remains king in the Pacific Northwest," 27 Mar. 2019 For four months, then, May to September, Weymouth descended the river as king salmon—and then other salmon species — passed, going in the other direction. Nancy Lord, Anchorage Daily News, "In ‘Kings of the Yukon,’ paddling 2,000 miles to witness what’s left behind when salmon runs falter," 30 June 2018 Alaska's salmon season officially gets underway in mid-May when sockeye and king salmon return to the Copper River near Cordova. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Trifecta of falling fish revenue is heading for Alaska fishermen, coastal communities," 2 Apr. 2018 Blackmouth chinook grown in hatcheries for sport fishing in Puget Sound live their whole lives inside the Salish Sea instead of feeding out in the open Pacific for years like other king salmon. Lynda V. Mapes, The Seattle Times, "Scientists attempt to feed live chinook to ailing orca J50, but did she eat?," 13 Aug. 2018

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1871, in the meaning defined above

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