Coho Salmon

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Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) is a speciesof anadromous fish in the salmon family. Coho salmon are also known as silver salmon or "silvers". During their ocean phase, Coho have silver sides and dark blue backs. During their spawning phase, the jaws and teeth of the coho become hooked, and they develop bright red sides, bluish green heads and backs, dark bellies with dark spots on their back. Mature coho salmon have a pronounced red skin color with darker backs and average 28 inches in length and seven to 11 pounds in weight, although coho weighing up to 36 pounds have been reported.

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Locally people will put out gill nets from the beach out into the ocean to net salmon traveling along the coastline. Silver Salmon are either dried or baked locally but people will get smoked, salted, or pickled silver salmon from other villages.

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