red salmon

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Recent Examples on the Web Across the water Environmentalists and locals are worried that spills could happen on the ferry across Lake Iliamna, the world’s single largest contiguous nursery for red salmon and home to a rare population of freshwater seals. Acacia Johnson, National Geographic, "The risky plan to haul minerals from a mine in the Alaska wilderness," 14 Jan. 2020 Even the plump, red salmon were visible from above. Eva Sohlman, New York Times, "Forged by Volcanoes, Kamchatka Offers Majestic, Magnetic Wilds," 7 Oct. 2019 Gone are the days of long delivery times, fish stacked without ice on tenders and red salmon picked from nets gone dry on the mud. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Bristol Bay is a happy place right now, but time — and the marketplace – will tell if those smiles last," 17 June 2018 For sockeyes, a statewide catch of about 52 million is down by 1.8 million fish from 2017, which was the fifth-largest red salmon catch since 1970. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Here’s how Alaska fishery managers expect this salmon season to play out," 15 May 2018 Japan, which used to be the destination for the majority of Bristol Bay red salmon, is no longer the major sales motivator. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Bristol Bay is a happy place right now, but time — and the marketplace – will tell if those smiles last," 17 June 2018 The tuna poke glimmers with ruby-red salmon and chunks of green avocado, smothering the already fatty fish. Mike Sula, Chicago Reader, "Radio Anago is Brendan Sodikoff’s sushi cave under the deep dark sea . . .," 3 May 2018 For sockeye salmon, a statewide catch of about 52 million is down 1.8 million fish from 2017, which was the fifth largest red salmon harvest since 1970. Laine Welch, Anchorage Daily News, "Trifecta of falling fish revenue is heading for Alaska fishermen, coastal communities," 2 Apr. 2018 When Omlid entered the seventh grade, he was put to work, waking at 5 a.m. before leaving on a boat to set nets for red salmon. Nick Daschel, OregonLive.com, "Western Oregon's Tanner Omlid lands two basketball All-American honors," 20 May 2017

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First Known Use of red salmon

1591, in the meaning defined above

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“Red salmon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/red%20salmon. Accessed 2 Mar. 2021.

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