Here and there called “canine salmon” in Alaska, the chum salmon is a customary wellspring of dried fish for winter use.
Chum salmon taste have a metallic greenish-blue back surface with fine dark spots. They take after sockeye and silver salmon so intently that one needs to look at their gills and balances near make a positive identification.
While approaching new water the chum salmon creates recognizable vertical bars of green and purple, which gives them another nickname, calico salmon.
The producing chums build up the run of the mill snared jaws like other Pacific salmon and huge teeth, which mostly represents their other nickname, canine salmon.
- Life Cycle
Likewise with pink salmon, the youthful chum don’t invest a lot of energy in new water before moving out into the sea. They feed close to the mouths of their streams for a period before shaping schools and moving farther into the sea.
The chums go through 3 to 5 years in salt water, developing quickly in the wake of entering the sea. They by and large range in size from 7 to 18 pounds, some of the time arriving at 30 pounds in weight.
At the point when the chums come back to new water they frequently produce in indistinguishable territories from the pinks, not moving far up stream. One significant special case to this example is the chum salmon populace of the Yukon River. A portion of these chums relocate 2000 miles upriver to produce in Yukon Territory of Canada. These chums have an extremely high fat substance in anticipation of their long movement.
Chum salmon have a mellow, sensitive flavor with a medium red substance shading. Be that as it may, Yukon River chums, with their higher fat substance, have a rich, full flavor like Kings and Sockeye.
Did you realize that there are five types of Pacific salmon and one types of Atlantic salmon? Further, did you realize that every one of the 5 types of Pacific salmon go out of control in Alaska?
We’re pleased with our wild salmon here in Alaska, and which is all well and good. From one viewpoint the wild salmon are incredible game fish and we Alaskans love to spend flawless summer ends of the week testing them.
Then again our business fisheries are sound and self-continuing. They can get enough wild salmon to fulfill the vast majority of the overall interest for new wild filets in the cafés and bundled wild salmon on supermarket racks.