Salmon

Salmo salar

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed in the North-east Atlantic ranging from the Barents Seas southwards to the Western Iberian Peninsula. Also found in the Baltic Sea.

ECOLOGY

Adults spend their life at sea, returning to freshwater to spawn. Juveniles inhabit freshwater areas, before migrating out to sea. Marine individuals are found in depths between 0-210 m and feed on fish, cephalopods and crustaceans.

FISHERIES

Caught mainly using gill nets and trawl nets. Majority found on sale are from aquaculture production.

DID YOU KNOW

Normally salmon return to the river where it was born and in larger river systems to the specific part of that river.