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sockeye salmon

[sok-ahy] /ˈsɒkˌaɪ/
an important food fish, Oncorhynchus nerka, inhabiting the North Pacific.
Also called blueback salmon, red salmon, sockeye.
Origin of sockeye salmon
1865-70; sockeye, alteration (by folk etymology) of Halkomelem (Mainland dial.) sθə́qəỷ Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • Head out on cross-country skis or chat with locals over wild sockeye salmon in the restaurant.
  • sockeye salmon purse seiners racing to a favorite spot to make sets at the turn of the tide.
  • sockeye salmon may be retained as part of the two adult daily limit.

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