Wild salmon

Oncorhynchus keta


Der Ketalachs kann bis zu 100 Zentimeter lang werden und ein Gewicht von über 15 Kilogramm erreichen.


The delicate pink or orange/red meat has a strong taste. Salmon is an all-rounder and is suitable for roasting, grilling, steaming, cooking, smoking and marinating.

Nutrition infos

The wild salmon has a particularly high content of valuable Omega-3 fatty acids.



Natural habitat

Also known as the dog salmon, the chum salmon lives on the American Pacific coastline between Alaska and Oregon. It is also found on the Asian coastline in the Bering Sea, and in the southern part of the Sea of Okhotsk (towards Japan and Korea).


The salmon are born inland, in lakes and fast-flowing rivers. They then head into the sea, which takes up to three years. They stay there for two to four years, before they head back to their birthplace to spawn.


Young fish eat plankton and insects, whereas adults feed on molluscs, crabs and small fish.


Im Meer hat er eine silbrig blaugrüne Farbe. Im Süßwasser haben Männchen einen dunkelgrünen bis schwarzen Rücken, rötlichgraue Seiten mit vertikalen grünen Streifen. Die Weibchen sind ähnlich gefärbt, aber mit undeutlicherer Zeichnung.


Aufgrund des veränderten Hormonhaushaltes im Süßwasser, sterben die Lachse kurz nach der Laichzeit.

Fishing method


Trawls are designed to catch fish species that live in the open water. A trawl net is funnel-shaped and ends up in a pocket, the codend, where the fish are collected. The opening of the net is 50-70 m high and 80-120 m wide, the total length of the net is usually 1500 m (including line).

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Fishing method