Earth Matters : When is a trout a salmon and what difference does it make?

By John Sinton

When I was fly fishing for pink salmon some years ago in the Pacific Northwest, I hooked an enormous steelhead, which is a sea-run rainbow trout. That steelhead was twice the size of the five-pound salmon I’d caught, but I wondered why one was called salmon and the other, trout.

Published in Earth Matters on January 2, 2021.

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