pink salmon

noun

Definition of pink salmon

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

Examples of pink salmon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Most of those regions have enough sockeye or pink salmon that are performing well enough so people can subsistence fish for their household needs. Zachariah Hughes, Anchorage Daily News, 7 Sep. 2021 It was judged to Ohio’s state record by the Ohio Division of Wildlife, topping a 3.06-pound pink salmon caught from Conneaut Creek by Andy Janoski on Sept. 24, 2004. cleveland, 19 Aug. 2021 The statewide pink salmon price in 2020 averaged $0.30 cents a pound. Anchorage Daily News, 19 July 2021 Likewise, permits at Prince William Sound have yet to gain much traction despite a great year for pink salmon. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 18 Oct. 2021 Similarly, the pink salmon catch of nearly 151 million swamped the projection by 27 million humpies. Laine Welch | Fish Factor, Anchorage Daily News, 20 Sep. 2021 Durkalec said Cleveland Metroparks fishery crews once netted a pink salmon from Euclid Creek while doing a fisheries survey. cleveland, 19 Aug. 2021 The breakdown by species includes 46.6 million sockeye salmon (a 203,000 increase), 3.8 million cohos (1.4 million higher), 15.3 million chums (6.7 million more), 296,000 Chinook (up by 4,000) and 124.2 million pink salmon (a 63.5 million increase). Anchorage Daily News, 16 Mar. 2021 This year’s pink salmon harvest is pegged at 124.2 million, mostly from catches at Prince William Sound, Southeast and Kodiak. Anchorage Daily News, 7 June 2021

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First Known Use of pink salmon

1905, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of pink salmon was in 1905

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4 Dec 2021

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“Pink salmon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pink%20salmon. Accessed 5 Dec. 2021.

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