I took some out-of-town friends to a popular restaurant in Pike Place Market last night, and one of the menu items was "wild salmon". I ordered it, and asked the waitress to please find out what kind of salmon it was, and where it was from. When she brought our food out, she told me it was "steelhead salmon". I said "Excuse me? What do you mean?" I flaked some of the flesh off, and was afraid I already knew the answer. She said "Steelhead salmon" again. "That's what kind of salmon it is." I tried to explain to her that steelhead and salmon are very different fish, and if it was wild steelhead, they should advertise it as such, because I wouldn't have ordered it. She offered to replace it with another item, but I was actually starting to get a little bit pissed off. A manager came out to ask what the problem was. He, too, said salmon and steelhead are the same thing, because "four years ago the "WDEF" ruled they were the same species". I told him I didn't think that was correct, and asked him where the fish came from. He pointed towards the Market, and said "Fresh today, from the Quinalts". I told him I thought it was wrong to advertise it as salmon, and I wouldn't patronize a business that supports the killing of wild steelhead. I probably shouldn't have gotten so worked up about it, but the whole incident really soured my mood for the rest of the evening. The ironic thing is, I had taken one of my weekend guests/friends for a float on the Snoqualmie that morning, chasing steelhead. (no fish swum ) So anyway, was I wrong? Is a steelhead a salmon?? Can it be legally be advertised as such??