Sockeye

Sockeye

Sockeye salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka), also called red salmon or blueback salmon in the United States, is an anadromous species of salmon found in the Northern Pacific Ocean and rivers discharging into it. Sockeye salmon is the third most common Pacific salmon species, after pink and chum salmon. The name "sockeye" is an anglicization of suk-kegh (sθə́qəy̓), its name in Halkomelem, the language of the indigenous people along the lower reaches of the Fraser River (one of British Columbia's many native Coast Salish languages). Suk-kegh means red fish.

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Sockeye Salmon - Conservation Status - Canada
... The conservation status of sockeye populations in Canada is under review by Fisheries and Oceans Canada as part of its Wild Salmon Policy strategy to standardize monitoring of wild salmon status ... Nass river runs, and the most famous is the Fraser River sockeye run ... The return abundance (population) of Fraser River sockeye in 2009 was estimated at a very low 1,370,000, 13% of the pre-season forecast of 10,488,000 ...
Baker River (Washington) - Natural History
... Baker River sockeye are the only known sustaining population of Sockeye salmon in the Skagit River drainage basin ... The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife has determined the Baker River sockeye to be genetically distinct from other sockeye salmon ... The annual sockeye run at that time was estimated to be approximately 20,000 fish ...
Sockeye Salmon - Commerce
... Alaska, which is the site of the world's largest sockeye harvest ... River of the Kurile Lake, which accounts for nearly 90% of all Asian sockeye salmon production and is recognized as the largest spawning ground outside of Alaska ... Smoked sockeye has a stronger flavor and firmer texture than Coho salmon ...
Redoubt Lake
... the Russians at Redoubt Lake sometimes exceeded 50,000 sockeye salmon per year ... Annual escapements possibly exceeded 100,000 sockeye ... In the 1980s, sockeye escapement or returns of adult fish had declined to an average less than 10,000 annually ...
Sockeye - Conservation Status - Canada
... The conservation status of sockeye populations in Canada is under review by Fisheries and Oceans Canada as part of its Wild Salmon Policy strategy to standardize monitoring of wild salmon status ... river runs, and the most famous is the Fraser River sockeye run ... The return abundance (population) of Fraser River sockeye in 2009 was estimated at a very low 1,370,000, 13% of the pre-season forecast of 10,488,000 ...