Butler, James R. A. Spey Fishery Board, United Kingdom.
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- Wild and farmed salmon
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The cultivation and harvesting (aquaculture) of salmon species. Salmon is the common name assigned to various fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus and Salmo (Fig. 1) in the order Salmoniformes. These relatively large, predatory fish live in coastal waters of the North Atlantic and North Pacific and breed in rivers tributary to the oceans. In addition, salmon species have been introduced into nonindigenous environments, and some are intensively farmed for commercial purposes. See also: Aquaculture; Salmon; Salmoniformes
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