SALMON TYPES



SOCKEYE (Oncorhynchus Nerka)

A blue-tinged silver colour. It lives four to five years, weighing up to five pounds and is the most stream-lined of the species. The sockeye name is believed to have
had Indian origins - derived from the word Sau-kai, meaning chief of fishes. It has been spelled a number of ways over the years.

PINK (Oncorhynchus Gorbuscha)

Lives for two years. It is the smallest of the species, weighing up to five pounds. The pink has a heavily spotted back over a silver body.




CHUM (Oncorhynchus Keta)

Resembles a sockeye, but has black specks over its silvery sides and faint grid-like bars. It lives three to five years and weighs up to10 pounds.




COHO, SILVER (Oncorhynchus Kisutch)

Bright silver in colour, lives for three years and weighs up to 15 pounds.




SPRING, KING, CHINOOK
(Oncorhynchus Tshawytscha)

Has a lightly spotted blue-green back, lives from five to seven years and weighs up to 120 pounds.