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Farm Raised Fish Compared to Freshwater Fish

It is a widely held assumption that wild seafood is superior to farm-raised food. However, this conclusion is not so cut and dry; there are some other factors to consider. So what is the true difference? Simply put, wild-caught fish comes out of a natural habitat, like a river or lake. On the other hand, farmed seafood is usually raised in net-pens in the coastal waters. In the store or on your plate, the two may look very similar, but do not just assume they are equivalent.

The nutritional quality of the seafood depends greatly on what the fish eats. Fish in the wild consume a natural diet. This is usually slightly lower in saturated fat than farm-raised varieties. Farmed fish can be a little higher in omega-3 fatty acids. This is thought to be due in part to the farms’ fortified feed.

On the menu at Catch 35:

Atlantic salmon

Wild salmon

Try the different fresh wild and farmed salmon preparations we offer at Catch 35. The chef is always taking the freshest ingredients to prepare unique and innovative ways to enjoy this traditional, healthy, and popular fish.

In northern Illinois, Catch 35 has been serving the highest quality seafood of all types for many years. You can always be assured of receiving the very best food amid a wonderfully inviting atmosphere. The stellar menu for both lunch and dinner features the freshest fish and seafood. Visit our Happenings page to view the latest specials or give us a call at 312-346-3500 in Chicago or at 630-717-3500 in Naperville.