Atlantic Salmon

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Atlantic salmon

[ət¦lan·tik ′sa·mən]
(invertebrate zoology)
Salmo salar. A species of salmon that occurs throughout the North Atlantic Ocean and spawns in eastern North America and western Europe; it can complete more than one migratory cycle and thus can breed multiple times.

Atlantic Salmon


(Salmo salar), a migratory fish of the family Salmonidae. The Atlantic salmon reaches a length of 1.5 m and a weight of 39 kg. It inhabits the North Atlantic and the southwestern part of the Arctic Ocean. In the USSR the fish is present in the basins of the Barents, Kara, White, and Baltic seas. Sexual maturity is usually attained at five years of age. The fish spawns in rivers in the autumn and winter, depositing 6,000 to 26,000 roe. The large, orange roe are buried by the female under pebbles. In the river the fry feed on aquatic larvae, adult insects, and small fishes. In one to five years the salmon migrate to the sea, where they feed mainly on fishes. In lakes the Atlantic salmon is a resident form. The fish has great commercial value and is often raised on fish farms.

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The Atlantic salmon was once reserved for special occasions
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Keith Criddle, director of the fisheries division at the University of Alaska Fairbanks, noted that research done by his students shows clear linkages between ex-vessel prices for king and coho salmon from Alaska and US wholesale prices of Chilean, Canadian and Norwegian reared Atlantic salmon.
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Atlantic salmon come upriver in May to July in advance of spawning in autumn, and they don't eat the entire time.
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IFI said fish surveys indicate the presence of juvenile wild Atlantic salmon in three river locations in the Glasnevin and Finglas areas, with adult fish at Glasnevin.
TheWest Ranga and the nearby East Ranga are the major successes in the Atlantic salmon conservation world.
When it's out of season, some consumers and restaurants opt for serving farm- raised fresh Atlantic salmon, which is available all year.
The interaction of ocean climate and growth conditions during the postsmolt phase is emerging as the primary hypothesis to explain patterns of adult recruitment for individual stocks and stock complexes of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar).

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