Pacific salmon are among the world’s most iconic fish. Prized for their flavor, appearance, and nutritional value, salmon are always in demand.

Salmon fisheries employ a wide range of fishing gear, including purse seines, haul seines, gillnets, traps, troll gear, rod and reel, handlines, and other equipment.

In North America, commercial fishermen harvest five species of wild Pacific salmon.

Sockeye Salmon (Oncorhynchus nerka)

Chinook salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)

Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch)

Keta Salmon (Oncorhynchus keta)

Pink Salmon (Oncorhynchus gorbuscha)


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Commercial Fisheries