Arctic charr

Its distribution is circumpolar. It spawns in fresh water and populations can be lacustrine, riverine or anadromous, where they return from the ocean to their fresh water . It is native to Arctic, sub-Arctic and alpine lakes. It breeds in fresh water. Char may either be landlocked or anadromous, migrating to the sea.

No other freshwater fish is found as far north.

It the only fish species in Lake Hazen on . Buyers consider Artic char a good substitute for farm-raised salmon because it has a more delicate texture and clean, mild flavor. Farmed char has redder skin than wild char (more silver skinned) and . Like their fellow salmonid the brown trout, charr feature sea run populations ( analogous to sea trout), and freshwater resident populations (akin to brown trout), albeit . Its body colour is largely dependent on the location, season and sexual maturity of the individual, but is generally silver-white, sometimes becoming bright orange on the underside . Taxonomic Notes: Anadromous, semi-anadromous, lacustrine, fluviatile- lacustrine and dwarf stocks are known, sometimes in sympatry. For most of them, detailed data are not available.

Once available they are likely to show that several species are involve whose identity is presently masked by unclear species definitions.

The arctic charr is a beautiful fish, which is rapidly gaining importance in aquaculture for consumption. North America: coastal areas in Atlantic, Arctic and Pacific drainages from . BioMar offers a complete feed programme targeted at this demanding fish species, which includes a product specially developed . Iceland is the largest producer of Arctic Charr in the world and leading the way. The Arctic Charr is reared in crystal clear water using sustainable green energy.

No antibiotics or other medical products are used in Arctic Charr farming in Iceland and it has not been genetically modified (GMO) in any way. Winterborne Houghton, Dorset. Flesh colour varies, but the distinctive char flavour rivals.

When reared in their own groups, the wild charr showed evidence of aggressive interactions, caudal fin damage, and considerable mortality. The hatchery-reared fish . They were the first fish to return to our freshwaters after the last Ice Age. As their name suggests they like cold water and are found in deep lochs such as Loch Langabhat in North Harris. Loch Langavat (Photo: Virtual Hebrides). Arctic charr is the most northerly freshwater fish.

Common Name: Landlocked Arctic Charr. Scientific Name: Salvelinus alpinus oquassa.