List of ocean caught fish

Alaskan Wild Caught Salmon:
Pacific salmon are comprised of 5 different species of the Salmonidae family: Chinook, chum, coho, pink and sockeye. Salmon are short-lived, andrelease large quantities of eggs while spawning, creating a high reproductive rate. They spawn in freshwater but live the majority of their lives at sea, returning to their river of birth to spawn, then die. Chinook salmon can grow up to 4 feet in length and weigh up to 110 pounds.

Commercial fishing for salmon began in the 1860s with the advent of canning salmon on the Sacramento River. Due to habitat damage from the construction of dams, logging, and water diversions as well as overfishing, the decline of harvests in the US has been accelerating since the 1990s. Freshwater habitats in Alaska however, do not face the damming, deforestation and development impacts of those in California and Oregon, and remain relatively pristine and.

In contrast to salmon that are caught in California and Oregon, those harvested in Alaska have been augmented by large hatchery operations and appear to be in good health. The equipment used to fish for salmon, usually hook and line, or set gillnets, is highly selective, and bycatch is extremely low because the fish is reeled in as soon as it is hooked, allowing any unintended catch to be released. However, in the Alaska troll fisheries it can still occasionally be a problem.

The establishment of fishery councils, and salmon’s designation as threatened under the Endangered Species Act, has made Pacific salmon one of the most intensively managed fisheries in the world. A certain percentage of salmon must pass upriver to spawn before the fishery is opened each year. Many runs are also supported by the release of hatchery fry and smolts. Pacific salmon can be found year found, but may vary according to season and region. The most common species of Pacific salmon are pink and sockeye from Alaska.

Although salmon species vary in taste, size and weight, they all have an excellent, mild taste that becomes firm when cooked. The meat is a reddish-orange color that turns pink when cooked, depending on the species. They are excellent to bake, poach, grill, broil, or smoke. Try this delicious salmon and pepper recipe from Barbara MacGillivray.

Farmed Salmon: Farmed salmon are typically Atlantic salmon imported from Chile and Canada, with a small percentage raised in the US. Those that are farmed in open pens or net pens in open water can pose extreme risks to other fish and the environment from water pollution, fish escapes and disease. Farmed salmon that operate in open seas can promote diseases and ectoparasites that can affect other wild salmon in the area. The waste from farmed salmon and the amount of uneaten food can accumulate on the seafloor and affect habitats throughout the water column. There are also significant chemicals and pesticides that are given to farmed salmon to treat diseases and sea lice, which can impact local species, as well as affect the levels of PCBs in the fish.


Random House Books for Young Readers Wish for a Fish: All About Sea Creatures (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Book (Random House Books for Young Readers)

Good Fishing places in New Haven wanted

2008-11-19 06:26:21 by Gem_Leo

My husband and I maybe moving to New Haven soon. We are both into fishing. I am trying to find out the best places near or on a lake. At least a boat landing.
I really don't want a city appartment. Would like out skirts. Like 30 mints. tops out of NH area.
Thanks!
P.S. List what type of fish are caught in the area would also be helpful. Lakes & Ocean.


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