Definitions for "Sockeye salmon"
Alaska's most valuable fish. They account for almost 30 percent of all harvested salmon. The name red comes from the male's bright red color when spawning. Biggest sockeye harvests occur in Bristol Bay. Fish are usually harvested by gillnetters.
fatty red flesh of salmon of Pacific coast and rivers
small salmon with red flesh; found in rivers and tributaries of the northern Pacific and valued as food; adults die after spawning