Salmon- Fish

The aquaculture of salmonids is the of salmonids under controlled conditions for both commercial and recreational purposes. Salmonids salmon and rainbow trout along with carp are the two important fish groups in aquaculture The most commonly commercially farmed salmon is the Atlantic salmon. In Europe browntrout are commonly reared fish globally the aquaculture of salmonids was worth US$10.7 billion in 2007. Salmon
aquaculture production grew during the 25 years from 1982 to 2007.Norway with 33%, Chilewith 31%, and other European producers with 19%. Norway is leading producer of salmon Leading producers of farmed salmonids
Therapeutics: salmon produce calcitonin (needed to prevent osteoporosis) with 20 times higher bioactivity than that of human calcitonin.The adult Atlantic salmon averages about 4.5 kg in weight, while the king salmon averages about 10 kg, though individuals of 50–80 pounds (22–36 kg) are not uncommon. Chum salmon average about 4.5–5.5 kg; Coho salmon weigh about 3–4.5 kg; sockeye about 2–3 kg; and pink salmon, 1.3–2.7 kg.