Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
Oncorhynchus kisutch make a good meal. Often, coho are either sold frozen or canned by commercial fisherman. Twice as many coho salmon are harvested commercially in North America than in Asia. During the late 1950's about 10 million coho salmon per year were caught. These numbers declined to 4.5 million coho per year in the 60's and have now risen to about 10.5 million coho per year. Fishing for coho is also an important sport for trollers and flyfisherman. (McNeil et. al, 1980)
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