Chum Salmon (Dog, Keta, or Calico)

Salmon snobs of Alaska will often turn up their noses at Chums because they are thought to be only fit for dog food. However, the Chum is a popular fish on the national and international markets being found usually by the name of Silverbright. In the ocean they are a silvery-blue-green color and once they head for spanwing grounds they get darker and develop streaks of purple on their sides extending down from the dorsal and caudal fin area.


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