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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 [3] 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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