What is salmon?

  • (noun): Flesh of any of various marine or freshwater fish of the family Salmonidae.
    See also — Additional definitions below


Salmon ( /ˈsæmən/) is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Several other fish in the same family are called trout; the difference is often said to be that salmon migrate and trout are resident, but this distinction does not strictly hold true. Salmon live along the coasts of both the North Atlantic (the migratory species Salmo salar) and Pacific Oceans (half a dozen species of the genus Oncorhynchus), and have also been introduced into the Great Lakes of North America. Salmon are intensively produced in aquaculture in many parts of the world.

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... Steelhead and Pacific salmon flies are designed for catching anadromous steelhead trout and pacific salmon in western North American and Great Lakes rivers ...
Tlingit Cuisine - Salmon - Commercial and Subsistence Fishing
... Many Tlingit are involved in the Alaskan commercial salmon fisheries ... to set aside a portion of their commercial salmon catch for subsistence or personal use, and today many families no longer fish extensively but depend on a few relatives in the ...
The Salmon Dance
... "The Salmon Dance" is a Hip hop/big beat song by the English electronic music duo The Chemical Brothers and is the 7th track on their 2007 studio album We Are the Night ... LSD, looking at his fish tank, home to Fatlip the Piranha, Sammy the Salmon (although he is actually a squirrel fish), Puffa the beatboxing Pufferfish, a lionfish, seahorses, butterflyfish ...
Salmon Arm Silverbacks
... The Salmon Arm Silverbacks are a Junior "A" ice hockey team from Salmon Arm, British Columbia, Canada ... Shuswap/Salmon Arm Totems 1982-83 Shuswap Totems 1983-84 Salmon Arm Totems 1984-85 Salmon Arm/Shuswap Blazers 1985-86 Salmon Arm Tigers 1987-89 Salmon Arm Silverbacks 2001 to Present ...

More definitions of "salmon":

  • (noun): A tributary of the Snake River in Idaho.
    Synonyms: Salmon River
  • (noun): Any of various large food and game fishes of northern waters; usually migrate from salt to fresh water to spawn.

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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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