Taste and Nutrition
Salmon is the second most-popular fish eaten in the United States. It tastes savory and earthy, yet slightly sweet, and is among the richest sources of omega-3 fatty acids. It is also full of high-quality protein, vitamins and minerals.
How They Are Raised
Nelson Trout & Salmon Farm in Eastman, Wisconsin, raises Atlantic salmon in spring-fed outdoor raceways, similar to how rainbow trout are raised. It is the only source of farm-raised Atlantic salmon in the Midwest.
Other Atlantic salmon farms in Maine, Washington, and in countries like Norway, Scotland and Chile, raise their fish in net pens—submerged cages in the ocean or fresh bodies of water.
The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point Northern Aquaculture Demonstration Facility is contributing to research on raising Atlantic salmon using indoor recirculating aquaculture systems.