The char fish, also known as Arctic char, is a close relative to the trout and salmon of North America. Arctic char are commonly found in the cold, deep lakes and rivers of the New England area of North America. It is also widely distributed throughout the North Atlantic to Europe and the icy Pacific waters near Alaska. The char fish is an excellent source of food and popular sport fish, gaining in popularity as a flavorful fish like salmon.
The char’s lifecycle is similar to the salmon, living most of its life in arctic and subarctic coastal waters, returning from the ocean to the freshwater rivers where they were born to spawn. Char can grow up to 2.5 kg and have bright red to pale pink coloration on its underbelly.