Arctic Char

Arctic char has always been an important food source for the Inuit in Canada's north, but is becoming an increasingly popular delicacy all over the world. Its new found success is due in part to aquaculture. Aquaculture companies such as "Icy Waters" in Canada's Yukon Territory are working to develop new and improved hybrid strains of the Arctic Char. One successful strain of this highly tasty fish is marketed under the name "Yukon Gold". Now sold in North America, the market for this char is expanding to include Europe and Asia. Arctic char flesh is not only fine textured, flaky and moist, but is also leaner than its salmon relatives. This hardy fish is well suited to aquaculture because it feeds successfully as low as 0 OC and as high as 16 OC.

The Arctic Char