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'Tis the Season! A Primer on Pacific Salmon

Apr 20 2011 - 3:22am

American farm-raised catfish is seeing a pretty dismal season [1], but luckily, the same won't be said for salmon. Last week, fish and wildlife officials announced that Pacific salmon season will kick off May 1 [2] and likely run through September — a breath of fresh air after a shortened schedule in 2010 and no season to speak of at all in 2009 and 2008.

While most of the season's salmon buzz revolves around king, or chinook salmon, keep in mind that it's only one percent of the salmon catch — there are plenty of other salmon in the sea! For a little bit of salmon species 101, read ahead.

What variety of salmon are you most likely to cook with?

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