Wild Alaskan Keta SalmonScientific Name: Oncorhynchus Keta
Market Names: Chum, Keta, Silverbrite Vernacular Names: Dog Salmon, Calico Salmon, Chub, Keta Salmon
Keta Salmon have greenish-blue backs with silver splashes in the tail. It looks very similar to a Sockeye salmon when ocean fresh. Keta salmon range from 6-17 pounds and are mature at 3-6 years old. The Keta salmon has very light colored flesh and is very mild in flavor.
Keta Salmon gets the name "dog salmon" partially due to its many sharp and large teeth and because of the hook nose of the male salmon. Run Times: Keta salmon runs are typically seen in Alaska starting in mid June and running through mid September. Nutritional Information: One lb. fillet of Keta Salmon has 237.6 calories, 39.8 grams of protein, 7.4 grams of fat, 1.6 grams of saturated fat and 99 milligrams of sodium.