Salmon are migratory spindle-shaped fish that live between two waters. They are born in rivers (spawning between October and January) and migrate to the sea (March to June).
The young salmon generally stay 2 to 5 years in fresh water so that their physiology can adapt to life in salt water: this is called smoltification. After a few years at sea, the wild salmon return to reproduce and spawn in fresh water, in the river where they were born.
To be put on the market, salmon must be over 50 cm long. In Europe, Atlantic salmon is the most widely consumed and comes from farmed sources.
Salmon is the most consumed fish by French households (according to FranceAgriMer).
There is no shortage of salmon recipes... This “star” of our tables can be cooked in a number of ways: raw, grilled, roasted, pan-fried or smoked...
On a whole fish, the yield is 65% in skinless fillets.