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omble chevalier

Arctic char

Arctic Char

Salvelinus alpinus. Omble chevalier (often just ‘omble’) or Arctic char is a firm fleshed fish that lives in the lakes of northern Europe and Canada, and in Alpine lakes (in France, Lakes Annecy, Léman and du Bourget).

It tastes like a delicate version of salmon, and is frequently farmed.

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Text © Dana Facaros

Image by Jim Gaither, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service