Taste and Nutrition
Arctic char has roughly the same amount of omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) as sockeye salmon. The taste of Arctic char falls somewhere between salmon and trout. It can be substituted easily for either in most recipes. Its texture is moderately firm but fine.
How They Are Raised
In Wisconsin, Arctic char are raised in biosecure indoor recirculating systems. The Bristol-based company AquaTerra has been working with the UW-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility to find the best rearing methods for the fish, and AquaTerra has plans to raise its “Bristol char” using aquaponics systems.