We offer Farmed Arctic Charr all throughout the year. The chart show the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month.
The cold and clean waters of Iceland, and the very healthy and natural feed, give the perfect conditions to farm very tasty high quality Arctic Charr.
The feed that is given to the Arctic Charr is designed so that it matches their natural diet to allow for natural growth, (There are no additives added and absolutely no antibiotics). The end result that we strive to offer is Farmed Arctic Charr that is as close to their Wild counterparts as possible.
Our Arctic Charr is farmed on the southern mainland of Iceland in flow through systems to ensure the health and quality of the Arctic Charr.
Common size of Farmed Arctic Charr is around 2 — 5 lbs and around 30 — 40 cm long.
Wild Arctic Charr does exist in Iceland, however commercial fishing of Charr is limited. It is very popular to go fishing for Wild Arctic Charr in the summer months with your own fishing rod and taking it home to cook.
Arctic Charr has a very diverse menu to choose from. They eat flies, salmon eggs, snails, crabs, lobsters, zooplankton, shrimp, and fish anywhere from small to nearly a third of their own size. The shrimp it feeds on gives it the red colour that we find so appealing.
Iceland is the largest producer of Farmed Arctic Charr in the world. it’s clean water and geothermal heat makes it a perfect location for raising this delicacy properly. Charr is a fish that likes to socialize and to make sure it grows up healthy, a certain number of individuals is needed in each tank. They need friends, and a lot of them.
Arctic Charr has a rich taste with a flavour profile between Trout and Salmon, with a fat content similar to Sockeye Salmon. The flesh is red, moderately firm with fine flakes, and cooks up pink. The skin is thin, delicate, easy to crisp up, and edible.
As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its farmers and sources very carefully to ensure the product is of the highest quality and freshness.