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Coho Salmon

Coho Salmon Image by Peter Thompson

artwork by Peter Thompson, with permission of NY Sea Grant

Oncorhynchus kisutch

Coho Salmon spawns in tributaries of the Great Lakes and lives in open areas of these larger waters. It generally lives in deeper colder parts of Lake Ontario and has been sustained by stocking and very limited natural recruitment. Stocking this nonnative species since the 1970s has developed an important fishery in Lake Ontario.

Fish atlas map for coho salmon.