Alaska State Fish - King Salmon
Alaska State Fish

King Salmon

The King Salmon, scientifically known as Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, holds the esteemed title of the official state fish of Alaska. Also commonly referred to as the Chinook Salmon, this iconic species is renowned for its immense size and remarkable flavor. King Salmon are known to embark on epic migrations, swimming upstream in Alaskan rivers and streams to spawn. They are a prized catch for anglers and a vital resource for the state's commercial and sport fishing industries. As a symbol of both the natural abundance and the cultural significance of salmon in Alaska, the King Salmon represents the state's deep connection to its pristine waters and the thriving ecosystems they support.

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