red salmon


Examples of red salmon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Unalaska Wildlife Trooper Jeremy Baum said Tucker fished illegally in Unalaska’s Reese Bay — a popular subsistence area where locals harvest mostly red salmon. Hope McKenney, Anchorage Daily News, 8 Sep. 2023 Last year brought record catches of red salmon in Bristol Bay, but in the last few years along the 2,000-mile Yukon River, there are no longer enough kings or chum salmon to provide for Indigenous people who have fished them for thousands of seasons. Julia O’Malley, New York Times, 19 July 2023 Even the most experienced fishery biologists can’t tell a red salmon born in the Gulkana Hatchery from one that has lived its entire five-year life in the wild. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 30 July 2022 Otis is standing knee deep in the glistening Brooks River, hoping to catch one of the many red salmon journeying upstream. Angela Owens, WSJ, 30 Sep. 2022 In late summer, a few months before this mossy valley will feel the sting of 40-below air, bright red salmon dart through a crystal-clear pool amid fragrant green vegetation. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 30 July 2022 At the Gulkana Hatchery, a few people working for the Prince William Sound Aquaculture Corp. raise a brood of up to 35 million red salmon each year and release them into the Gulkana River system. Ned Rozell, Anchorage Daily News, 30 July 2022 Working as a team, all levels of government and private industry jointly kept community Covid outbreaks down while keeping the world’s largest commercial red salmon industry going. Anchorage Daily News, 5 Aug. 2022 The most popular variety is sockeye salmon, also called red salmon because of its beautiful deep red color. Noma Nazish, Forbes, 26 June 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1591, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of red salmon was in 1591

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“Red salmon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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