pink salmon


Definition of pink salmon

: a small spotted Pacific salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha) native to the northern Pacific Ocean and adjacent rivers

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Recent Examples on the Web Prices for pink salmon that are processed in China and distributed back to the U.S. and other countries have increased from $2,600 to $3,400 per metric ton - or from $1.20 to $1.55 per pound. Anchorage Daily News, "Lower supplies of wild Pacific salmon by major producers push up prices," 6 Oct. 2020 In Canada, catches of chum, sockeye and pink salmon were the lowest since 1925 (2,973 metric tons). Anchorage Daily News, "Pandemic slows distribution of relief funds for 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash," 23 June 2020 The Southeast Alaska Coastal Monitoring Survey was set to get $680,000 to help with pink salmon forecasting. Anchorage Daily News, "Pandemic slows distribution of relief funds for 2018 Gulf of Alaska cod crash," 23 June 2020 After that, Kenneth Zong became involved in trying to market surplus Alaska pink salmon to Korea, as well as various other businesses in the state. Jon Gambrell, Anchorage Daily News, "Federal prosecutors say former Alaskan laundered nearly $1 billion for Iran through United Arab Emirates," 4 June 2020 The science panel will update research that has been underway since 2013 on pink salmon in Prince William Sound and chums in Southeast that aims to answer those questions. Anchorage Daily News, "Dutch Harbor stays on top among U.S. fishing ports," 25 Feb. 2020 Hundreds of vessels and workers flood into Prince William Sound each May for a chance to harvest the first fresh wild king salmon of the year, followed by the famous Copper River sockeye and the broader Prince William Sound pink salmon fisheries. Elizabeth Earl, Anchorage Daily News, "With pandemic procedures in place, Copper River fishery set to open," 1 May 2020 In addition to the downtown fishery, anglers have been reporting good fishing at Bird Creek south of town, where pink salmon appear to be thinning out. Matt Tunseth, Anchorage Daily News, "As fall nears, fishing focus turns to cohos," 9 Aug. 2019 Dead salmon showed up in in rivers that empty into the Bering Sea, with the Norton Sound Economic Development Corp. reported massive numbers of dead pink salmon on July 11. Washington Post, "Alaska salmon deaths blamed on record warm temperatures," 25 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of pink salmon

1905, in the meaning defined above

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16 Oct 2020

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“Pink salmon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Oct. 2020.

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