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Pacific salmon die after their first spawning, whereas the Atlantic salmon does not die after its first spawning, but returns year after year to its breeding place to spawn again.

Atlantic Salmon

The typical Norwegian salmon takes a very long journey before making it to the supermarket in the U.S.  Usually passing frozen through Rotterdam or Hamburg, the salmon then travels by ship to China (due to cheap labor), where it is skinned, boned, and cut into portions. The salmon is then refrozen and takes another trip by ship to the U.S., arriving in your supermarket about 2 months after it was first caught.

There are 11,231  people in the U.S. listed on with the last name 'Salmon'
(Mark Morton, 'Gastronomica', Fall 2010)

Salmon and shrimp are the most popular seafoods in American restaurants. In 2001, shrimp replaced canned tuna as America's favorite seafood overall.

In 1969 Maine designated the Landlocked Salmon as the Official State Fish. (Landlocked Salmon are a subspecies of the Atlantic salmon).

The Chinook salmon is Oregon's official state fish.

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




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