Chum salmon is one of the largest species of Pacific salmon, second only to Chinook salmon in size.
They can grow up to 3.6 feet and 30 to 35 pounds, but their average weight is 8 to 15 pounds.
During their marine phase, chums are dark metallic blue on the back and silver on the sides and belly. Tiny dark specks may be present, but chums do not have large spots like those on Chinook, coho, and pink salmon. The tail of a chum salmon is highly forked, lacks spots, and has silver streaks along the fin rays.
Chinook salmon are the largest Pacific salmon and can weigh over 100 lbs. But on average, Chinook hit the scales at about 30 lbs. They're long as well as heavy, in the range of 40 to 60 inches at maturity.
Chinook salmon is also highly valued for its dietary nutritional content includes high levels of important omega-3 fatty acids.
The appearance of this fish changes based on the season. During the breeding season, their scales have a gray coloration and their underbelly is pinkish-white. Outside of the breeding season they have iridescent silver scales.
The average adult weighs about 5 lbs. or so. However, large individuals can reach 15 lbs. and up to 30 in. in length.
SALMON CAVIAR (IKURA)
Ikura is the reddish-orange, slightly transparent egg mass found inside the bellies of female salmon.
and especially Ikura is in addition to being extremely high in vitamins A, D and E, it is also full of essential amino acids and Omega-3 fatty acids.