Lightly speckled North Pacific fish (Oncorhynchus keta) of the salmon family. The chum salmon ranges from the Mackenzie and Lena rivers in the southern Arctic southward to Japan and the Rogue River. Its weight averages about 10–12 lbs (4.5–5.5 kg). During the autumn spawning season it swims more than 2,000 mi (3,200 km) up the Yukon River.
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Chum salmon: processors turn to ikura, the chum salmon eggs prized by Japan, to boost prices for their product. (Buyer's Guide).(Alaska fish industry)(Statistical Data Included)(Illustration)
Nov 01, 2001; If the Alaska salmon industry is looking for a glimmer of hope after what has turned out to be a truly disastrous season,...