Also called silver salmon, silver sides, hooknose, sea trout, blueback.
Endemic to the Pacific Ocean and the rivers flowing into it from northern Japan to the Anadyr River, Russia, and from Point Hope, Alaska south to Monterey Bay, California. It has been transplanted into the Great Lakes and into freshwater lakes in Alaska and along the U.S. Pacific coast as well as into Maine, Maryland, and Luisiana in the east, Alberta in Canada, Argentina, and Chile.
It is a very important commercial species and is marketed fresh, fresh-frozen, mild-cured, smoked, and canned. They can reach weights of at least 33 lb.