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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Despite the potential risks of the spread of Atlantic salmon, the Canadian Senate Commission expects worldwide salmon farming to double to a yield of almost 2 million tons in the next 10 years.
2002: Return of Atlantic salmon into the waters of Bohemian Switzerland.
The majority (2/3) are Atlantic salmon which is 99% farmed or grown in aquaculture.
Wild Atlantic salmon stocks in North America, Europe and the Baltic have been over-exploited since the 19th century and in many regions the species has disappeared completely.
Rivers of Dreams is a popular history that traces 250 years of struggle to develop effective conservation regulations and to raise public awareness of the need to protect Atlantic salmon from overfishing, pollution, obstructions, and habitat degradation.
Moreover, while consuming seafood rich in omega-3 fatty acids is known to reduce risk of heart disease, there had been questions as to whether the baking process causes a loss of omega -3s in farm-raised Atlantic salmon.
In another study, the scientists evaluated a group of 19 healthy human volunteers who were provided 3 different portion sizes of farm-raised Atlantic salmon.
Habitat selection and overlap of Atlantic salmon and small mouth bass juveniles in nursery streams.
9 billion worth of salmon last year, far behind Norway's more than $5 billion worth of farmed Atlantic salmon.
The Atlantic Salmon Trust's 40th anniversary conference was held during September 2007 in Southampton, England, and drew participants from Britain, Scandinavia, Ireland, and North America.
In terms of salmon, the plan notes, "Any prolonged or significant warming of Maine's climate would probably make the survival of Atlantic salmon in Maine more difficult.
The anadromous life cycle of Atlantic salmon undergoes a physiological transformation period called smoltification, in which it prepares for migration from fresh water to sea water.

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