Economic Importance for Humans: Positive
The Atlantic salmon is renowned among game fishermen and is a highly prized food fish. Because of the strong market demand, an active aquaculture industry, which involves cage-rearing, hatcheries, and some sea ranching, has been developed all over the world. The commercial yield of the Atlantic salmon is estimated to be in the millions of dollars with expected annual doubling in the future (Scott and Crossman, 1973).
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