Fresh Frozen Salmon Fish

£1,200.00 / Ton



Fresh Frozen Salmon Fish

Fresh Frozen Salmon Fish

1.1 Life Cycle of Atlantic Salmon

Irish salmon are Atlantic salmon and spend their juvenile phase in rivers before migrating to sea to grow and mature.

To complete their life cycle they must return to their river of origin to spawn. The salmon who adopt this life cycle are called anadromous.

Atlantic Salmon

2. Life begins

The salmon starts life as a small pea sized egg hidden away under loose gravel in cool clean rivers entering the North Atlantic Ocean.
Against the odds the parents of this little egg have succeeded in returning to freshwater to spawn completing their life cycle before giving rise to a new generation.

To do this both male and female adults ceased to feed on entering freshwater in response to gonadal development, directing all their energy instead to reproduction.

The migration of adults in winter to suitable habitat can commence up to a year before spawning takes place.

Spawning typically occurs in headwaters, though it may happen anywhere in a river if a suitable substrate of well oxygenated loose gravel is available.

At spawning time (November to January), the female digs a depression in the gravel with her tail to deposit her eggs. One or more males discharge milt over the falling eggs to fertilize.

Quickly the female covers the eggs with gravel to a depth of several centimetres which forms a nest or “redd” on the river bed.


Nutritional Benefits Fresh Frozen Salmon Fish

A serving of salmon — 3 to 4 ounces — is about 200 calories. It’s very low in saturated fat and a good source of protein. It’s also one of the best sources of vitamin B12.

Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic (genus Salmo) and Pacific Ocean (genus Oncorhynchus)