Story: Trout and salmon

Mt Cook salmon farm

Mt Cook salmon farm

Chinook salmon are commercially farmed in a hydroelectric canal that diverts water from Lake Tekapo into Lake Pūkaki. They are fed and reared in floating cages moored to the banks, until they are big enough to be harvested. Most farmed salmon world-wide are Atlantic salmon. New Zealand is the world's largest producer of farmed Chinook salmon.

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Carl Walrond, 'Trout and salmon - Chinook salmon', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 20 August 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 24 Nov 2008