Is It Wild or Farmed? Brook Trout is farmed.
Where is it farmed? Idaho produces 70% of American farmed trout. The Brook Trout that The Lobster Place procures comes from the Idaho Trout Company in Snake River Canyon, ID.
Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place sources its brook trout directly from the Idaho Trout Company in Snake River Canyon, ID.
Is it sustainable? Brook Trout are farmed sustainably in the Snake River using flow-through systems, which consist of raceways, ponds, or tanks with continually flowing water. These farming methods pose little risk of pollution of nearby ecosystems as well as little risk of the escape of farmed brook trout impacting the diversity of wild populations. There are minor concerns about disease and parasite interactions that may affect wild fish populations due to constantly released waste water. Advancement of feed formulations over the past few years have led to significantly lower feed ratios (the amount of dry feed required to produce one unit of wet fish in fish farms, typically expressed in pounds), with industry averages of Brook Trout at approximately 1:1.
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What is the flavor/texture profile? Mild, delicate nut-like flavor w/ a soft, flaky texture.
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