This handbook, intended for commercial users of salmon, discusses all seven species of salmon and details the market potential for both wild and farmed salmon. The book outlines in detail the life cycle, unique characteristics and distribution of each species, illustrating each entry with watercolour diagrams and distribution maps to aid in identification. The author describes both the history and the future of the salmon industry and explores the effect aquaculture has had and will have on the quality, size and consistency of the world salmon population. It also discusses the wild salmon industry, provides an understanding of how wild fisheries are managed and regulated and summarizes wild salmon seasons in America and Canada. The book also gives the commercial user useful tools to evaluate quality in fresh, frozen and canned salmon and salmon products to better exploit the new vitality and opportunities of the salmon industry.