Aquaculture Profile:

Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar

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Atlantic Salmon

Salmo salar

Atlantic salmon is one of the world’s most iconic farmed aquatic species. The majority of farmed Atlantic salmon are cultured in marine net-pens across northern Atlantic countries and along the west coast of the Americas. Globally some 2.25 million tonnes of Atlantic salmon was produced in 2016. Norway, Chile and Scotland were the three largest producers, with a combined output of 85.8% of world production.

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Sources, Quantities and Cultivation Methods

Governance and Outlook

Governance and Outlook

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Disease, Medicines and Chemicals

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Certification

Certification