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Salmon - Coho

Salmon - Coho
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Also known as:

Silver salmon

Coho

Sea trout

Common Group Name:

Salmonids

Family Name:

Salmonidae

Genus Name:

Oncorhynchus

Species Name:

Oncorhynchus kisutch


Dispatch Method:

The eating qualities of species like coho salmon can be greatly improved by  killing them humanely by iki jime or a firm knock to the head before placing them in an ice slurry after bleeding.


Fish Description:

  • Coho salmon from the ocean are dark blue to black dorsally, silvery to white on the flanks and belly, and the gums inside the lower jaw are not black.
  • On their return to fresh water on the spawning run, coho salmon generally change to bright green on the head and back and bright red on the sides.

Fish Distribution:

  • Endemic to the drainages of the northern Pacific from the Anadyr River in Russia south to Hokkaido, Japan, and from Alaska southwards to Mexico.
  • Adult fish can migrate large distances to return to their natal streams from the sea to spawn. Adults die a few days after spawning, while juveniles in freshwater usually migrate to the sea after 1-2 years.

Fish Size Common Length:

Commonly 60-75 cm (24-30 inches), maximum size around 108 cm (43 inches) and 15 kg (33 pounds).