Chinook Salmon

The Chinook salmon, Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, is the largest species in the Pacific (Oncorhynchus) salmon family. Other commonly used names for the species include king salmon, Quinnat salmon, spring salmon and Tyee salmon. Chinook are anadromous fish native to the north Pacific Ocean and the river systems of western North America ranging from California to Alaska. They are also native to Asian rivers ranging from northern Japan to the Palyavaam River in the Siberian far east, although only the Kamchatka Peninsula supports relatively persistent native populations. They have been introduced to other parts of the world, including New Zealand and the Great Lakes. A large Chinook is a prized and sought-after catch for a sporting angler. The flesh of the salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content, which includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids. Some populations are endangered, though Chinook salmon have not been assessed for the IUCN Red List.

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Powder River (Oregon) - Ecology
... once an important spawning stream for Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and Steelhead trout (Oncorhyncus mykiss) coming from the Pacific Ocean ... Chinook salmon once migrated by the thousands to spawn in the Powder River and many of its tributaries from its headwaters to the lower end of the North Powder ... and Brownlee Dam also permanently block salmon passage ...
Salmon River (New York) - History
... America up to the late 19th century, the Salmon River was an important waterway to not only Native Americans but to the settlers ... Huge runs of Atlantic salmon entered the River from Lake Ontario ... People would catch their fill of salmon and dry or smoke it for food for the upcoming winter ...
Coyote Creek (Santa Clara County) - Habitat and Wildlife
... steelhead/resident rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss), chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), California roach, Hitch (Lavinia exilicauda), Sacramento blackfish (Orthodon microlepidotus), Sacramento ... Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) were present in the Coyote Creek watershed until the 1950s, suggesting that some spawning and rearing habitat was located in the ... Historically, suitable habitat for coho salmon in the Coyote Creek watershed was likely restricted to the San Felipe Creek and Upper Penitencia Creek watersheds and possibly ...
Chinook Salmon - Cultural Aspects
... The Chinook salmon is spiritually and culturally prized among certain Native American tribes ... Many celebrate the first spring Chinook caught each year with "first salmon ceremonies" ... While salmon fishing is still important economically for many tribal communities, the Chinook harvest is typically the most valuable ...
Puget Sound Salmon - Puget Sound Recovery Plan
... to home a much more diverse and robust population of Chinook Salmon ... Current levels of Chinook are around 10% of historic numbers ... Some of the salmon populations are at less than 1% of their historic numbers ...

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    The first man to discover Chinook salmon in the Columbia, caught 264 in a day and carried them across the river by walking on the backs of other fish. His greatest feat, however, was learning the Chinook jargon in 15 minutes from listening to salmon talk.
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