Species Profile
Chinook Salmon
Species Details
Common NameChinook Salmon
Scientific NameOncorhynchus Tshawytscha
Federal Listing StatusThreatened ,Endangered
Federal Regulating AgencyNational Marine Fisheries Service
State Listing StatusEndangered (CA)+E52
State Regulating AgencyCalifornia Department of Fish and Game
- Blue Heron Slough Conservation Bank
- Fremont Landing Conservation Bank
- Kimball Island Mitigation Bank
- Liberty Island Conservation Bank

Species Range
In North America, Chinook salmon range from the Monterey Bay area of California to the Chukchi Sea area of Alaska. On the Asian coast, Chinook salmon occur from the Anadyr River area of Siberia southward to Hokkaido, Japan. In Alaska, it is abundant from the southeastern panhandle to the Yukon River. Major populations return to the Yukon, Kuskokwim, Nushagak, Susitna, Kenai, Copper, Alsek, Taku, and Stikine rivers. Important runs also occur in many smaller streams.
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