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CHINOOK SALMON

The King (Chinook) Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) is the State Fish of Alaska.

Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) was designated as the Official Fish of Oregon in 1961.

The largest salmon, a chinook salmon, caught with rod and reel weighed over 97 pounds and was caught in Alaska on May 17, 1985.
 

Alaska King Salmon (Chinook)

King Salmon picture by Robert W. Hines / U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service

 

 

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