Definition of pink salmon in English:

pink salmon


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    another term for humpback (sense 2)
    • ‘All the pieces are coming together and it's such a strong weight of evidence that sea lice from the fish farms are hurting the wild pink salmon.’
    • ‘Instead, the fisheries department opted to shut some - but not all - of the salmon farms in the area, to open a ‘migration route’ for the wild pink salmon.’
    • ‘Some of the species that enter freshwater to spawn are western brook lamprey, pacific lamprey, river lamprey, green sturgeon, white sturgeon, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, and sockeye salmon.’
    • ‘The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, estimates nearly 2 million pink salmon will navigate nearby waters and return to Puget Sound streams this summer, providing ample fishing opportunities.’
    • ‘Previous analyses of linkage in pink salmon, O. gorbuscha, involved a small number of matings.’
    • ‘North Shore residents are among those who took part in a rally Friday in Vancouver urging the fisheries department to close all salmon farms in the Broughton Archipelago while pink salmon are migrating through the area.’
    • ‘In 1988 the Alaska Department of Fish and Game was expecting that, of all the pink salmon spawned in Southeast Alaska, 38 million would return.’
    • ‘A thousand or more pink salmon are here in this Alaskan river, stacked one on the other in a tight school.’
    • ‘Alexandra Morton is again out on her boat sampling sea lice for the third year in a row, as the new generation of juvenile pink salmon are exiting the inlets.’
    • ‘The Alaskans countered that the sockeye landings were a permissible bycatch that unavoidably occurred while fishing for less-valuable pink salmon.’
    • ‘Another effect of the bears is reflected in the dorsal humps of male sockeye and pink salmon: they are smaller than the humps of salmon not exposed to bears.’
    • ‘The Council stated that the best option to ensure a low risk to out-migrating juvenile pink salmon in the spring of 2003 would be to empty all salmon farms of potentially lice-bearing adult salmon.’
    • ‘Catches of pink salmon peaked in the 1940s but after statehood was achieved, management techniques improved and fish traps were outlawed.’
    • ‘Fish like pink salmon also experience stunted growth and other physical deformities many years after the accident.’
    • ‘Several species, including white sturgeon, pink salmon, chum salmon, coho salmon, and sockeye salmon, come inland to spawn.’
    • ‘Petrov, the kitchen boy who came with us could sometimes catch huge pink salmon and other types of fish for Olga to cook for us.’
    • ‘Tourists jam Glendale Lodge in Knight Inlet, British Columbia, every fall to witness grizzlies feeding on pink salmon migrating upriver to spawn.’
    • ‘Although pink salmon and herring catches peaked in the two years immediately following the spill, the two fisheries have since collapsed.’
    • ‘Arctic cod, arctic char, arctic cisco, arctic lamprey, pink salmon, and chum salmon are some common species of fish found in the ecozone.’
    • ‘If you're standing at the fish counter puzzled by what's a wild fish and what's farmed, remember this rule: Sockeye salmon, keta salmon, and pink salmon - all Pacific species - are always wild.’
    1. 1.1mass noun The pale pink flesh of the humpback salmon used as food.
      • ‘Mine was a large piece of pink salmon on a bed of spinach, topped with red and green sauce and matchsticks of courgette.’
      • ‘‘We are introducing high quality beef from the US, grilled with our own seasonings, pink salmon from Atlanta and New Zealand lamb,’ he said.’
      • ‘Gardenia also serves all-time favourites such as Fish and Chips, served crisp and hot and Teriyaki pink salmon, which come char-grilled with crispy leeks.’
      • ‘The light green pile made a nice contrast with the pink salmon; placing a glass of water or white wine next to it would provide a sunny tableau, making it a particularly photogenic dish.’
      • ‘Few things that we eat are as good or good for us as a nice piece of fresh, pink salmon pulled out of the cold, pristine waters of our northern oceans and rivers.’
      • ‘The canning was done in an antediluvian way: tins of pink salmon were placed into a capacious iron barrel with water and boiled for 4 hours on a powerful bonfire - ‘to kill all the microbes’.’
      • ‘The pink salmon has 34 g protein, 6 g fat and 1,700 mg omega.’
      • ‘The next course was the salmon and sole, and imagine a Swiss roll, but instead of sponge and jam, you have pink salmon and white sole.’