Chum salmon

Order: 
Salmoniformes
Family: 
Salmonidae

Euryhaline fish (marine and freshwater) with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongate, but becoming deeper with age, spawning males becoming slightly hump-backed. Tip of upper jaw reaching to somewhat behind eye, snout and lower jaw becoming somewhat hooked in spawning males. Dorsal finrays and an adipose fin behind it; pelvic finray, base below about middle of dorsal fin. Anal finrays. Caudal fin slightly forked. Scales small, 125-150 in lateral line. Colour bright silvery with no distinct black spots; spawning males dark olive, flanks reddish grey with crimson or lilac bars, females less distinctly marked.

International Designations

Germany: 
Keta-Lachs
France: 
Saumon kéta
Italy: 
Salmone keta
Portugal: 
Salmão cão
UK: 
Chum salmon
China: 
大麻哈鱼
Japan: 
Shiro-zake
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
Hooks
FAO code: 
CHU
Scientific name: 
Oncorhynchus keta
Type: 
Blue fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
Area 3: America, South - Inland waters
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
350726
Fishing seasons: 
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO