The Life Cycle of Wild Atlantic Salmon

Life Cycle of Wild Atlantic Salmon

To preserve the dwindling populations of wild Atlantic salmon, we must first understand their life cycle.  Spawning occurs in late winter and early spring when adult salmon return to the streams where they were born. There, they lay eggs in sheltered areas among rocks and gravel. The eggs hatch within a few weeks, and the … Read more

How Does Salmon Get Its Color?

Color of Salmon

Astaxanthin is a naturally occurring carotenoid pigment – in the same family of nutrients as vitamin A – principally produced by plants and algae or chemically synthesized. Carotenoid pigments are produced by algae, fungi, yeast and plants. While all living organisms require carotenoids in one form or another for proper growth and development, crustaceans, mammals … Read more

Aquaculture Systems: A Comprehensive Guide To The Different Types

Types of Aquaculture

Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms, including fish, mollusks, crustaceans, and aquatic plants. Aquaculture systems are used to produce these organisms in a controlled environment. This comprehensive guide will explore the different types of aquaculture systems and their benefits and drawbacks. Aquaculture was first developed in China about 4,000 years ago. Since then, the … Read more

Are Salmon Freshwater or Saltwater Fish?

Are Salmon Freshwater or Saltwater Fish

There isn’t a difference between freshwater salmon and saltwater salmon, as they’re the same species. So, when you’re trying to identify whether you’re looking at a salmon freshwater or saltwater “species,” you need to know where the salmon spent its adulthood.  The Nuances of Freshwater and Saltwater Salmon Habitats It’s important to explore the question, … Read more