Chinook (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha), also known as quinnat salmon, were introduced in the early 1900s. Ova from the McLoud River in California were released into the Hakataramea River, a tributary of the Waitaki River in North Otago. From there they became established in other eastern South Island rivers – notably the Rangitātā, Rakaia and Waimakariri.
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Department of Conservation
Photograph by R. T. Hutchinson
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