Frequently called keta salmon, chum salmon average eight pounds and are valued by smoked salmon manufacturers. Chum salmon are highly sought after for their eggs, also called ikure or sujiko. For further information about the species please visit this link.
Major catch areas: Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Russia and Japan
Seasonality: Alaska and Russia typically see runs from mid-June through September. Canada, Washington and Oregon see runs from August through November. Japan’s runs are in October and November.
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