Nordic Trout produces farmed rainbow trout. Fresh fish are delivered to the customers and gutted form. In the late autumn and early winter, we also produce rainbow trout roe “red caviar” for food.
Rainbow trout belong to the Salmonidae family, and his species is collectively referred to as salmonids. Rainbow trout is first-class edible fish for both everyday meals and special occasions. The fish are well known and popular among consumers. The natural conditions in the Nordic countries are quite favourable for these species.
The quantities delivered, size and quality category, packaging, shipments and method of delivery are customised according to the needs and wishes of customer. We deliver fish only to wholesalers and processing companies. We do not sell fish directly to stores, restaurants or consumers.
The fish we raise are sold to our customers either fresh or frozen, according to our customers’ wishes.
The rainbow trout has been referred to with many different names in Finland, such as ‘forelli’ and ‘sateenkaarirautu’. Today, it’s official Finnish name is ‘kirjolohi’, which was given to it by former President Urho Kekkonen. The species, whose scientific name is Onchorhyncus mykiss, was most likely originally brought to Finland from North America in the 1950s. Since then, the rainbow trout, like many other livestock today, has been processed. The rainbow trout is the most popular edible Finnish fish in Finland. It is a delicious and versatile basic food for everyday meals and special occasions alike, containing great quantities of vitamin D, healthy omega-3 fatty acids and proteins.
Rainbow trout is a popular fish species with beautifully patterned skin and fins as well as a red and violet lateral line and small dark spots on the skin and fins. Rainbow trout is a red-fleshed fish.
Nordic Trout’s fry and plants are primarily delivered to us from the parent company and partly from contractual farmers. For the most part, they originate from our own broodstock. Fry are delivered to us at ages 0 (average weight 10-30 g) and 1 (average weight 50-500 g). They grow to the size at which they are sold (approximately 2.5 kg) within two growing seasons.
Rainbow trout do not form permanent wild populations in the Nordic countries, and there is no compelling evidence that the species would be able to breed in our natural waters. As such, even if any rainbow trout manage to escape, they pose no threat to wild fish populations.
The rainbow trout we raise also produce roe, which we collect in order to produce ‘red caviar’. Rainbow trout roe is a valued and tasty delicacy, and the demand for it usually exceeds the supply both in Finland and in export. The roe season is between November and January.
Rainbow trout roe is also a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin B12.
Roe is available in stores all year round as either a fresh or frozen product.