Wild Salmon (Oncorhynchus spp.)
North West Pacific FAO 61, North East Pacific FAO 67
gill net, purse seine
Salmon living in free natural habitats is called wild salmon. Its meat has a pink to dark red colour, a firm texture and a lower fat content than farmed salmon. The different wild salmon species grow up to 0,6-1,0 meters and reach four to seven years of age.
For spawning they move into rivers and die after a few weeks in freshwater. But soon the new generation is ready to move back from the rivers into the sea.