Chinook Salmon are found natively in the Pacific from Monterey Bay, California to the Chukchi Sea, Alaska in North America and from the Anadyr River, Siberia to Hokkaido, Japan in Asia. It has also been introduced to many places around the world including the Great Lakes and New Zealand.
Biogeographic Regions: nearctic (Introduced , Native ); palearctic (Native ); australian (Introduced ); pacific ocean (Native )
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