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Pink salmon

Order Salmoniformes
Family Salmonidae

Euryhaline fish (marine and freshwater) with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongate, becoming deeper with age, spawning males developing a hump on back before dorsal fin. Tip of upper jaw reaching well behind eye; snout and lower jaw becoming strongly hooked in spawning males. Caudal fin slightly forked. Scales very small, 143-230 in lateral line. Colour silvery, almost without dark spots, but during spawning developing blotches on head, upper flanks and caudal fin, the colour almost black.

Characteristics
FAO code
PIN
Specie
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
  • 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
Fishing seasons
may jun jul aug
International denominations
Germany Rosa Lachs
China 细鳞大麻哈鱼
France Saumon rose
Italy Salmone rosa
Portugal Salmão rosa
United Kingdom Pink salmon
Japan Karafutomasu
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Trawls
Gillnets

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