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Atlantic salmon

Order Salmoniformes
Family Salmonidae

Euryhaline fish (marine and freshwater) with regularly ossified skeleton. Fusiform body, elongated and compressed on the sides. Head somewhat sharp, whose jaws possess strong teeth. Narrow caudal peduncle and caudal fin slightly forked. Bluish back in adults with red or orange spots.

Characteristics
FAO code
SAL
Specie
Salmo salar
Type
Blue fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 3: America, South - Inland waters
  • Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
  • Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
  • Area 41: the Southwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 5: Europe - Inland waters
  • Area 6: Oceania - Inland waters
  • Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 81: the Southwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
  • Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Fishing seasons
jan feb apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Lachs
China 大西洋鲑
France Saumon atlantique
Italy Salmone atlantico
Portugal Salmão do Atlântico
United Kingdom Atlantic salmon
Japan Sake masu-rui
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Aquaculture
Hooks
Gillnets

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