Mark Lipton wrote:I don't think that they could legally call it Scottish salmon if it wasn't from Scotland, as Scottish salmon is just Atlantic salmon from a particular source. I would also be highly skeptical of claims that the fish was never frozen as it's fairly universal practice in most salmon fisheries now to flash freeze the fish in the hold of the ship.
Mark, all commercial Scottish salmon is farmed, not wild. So some is "never frozen" because they harvest and ship out same day. Pretty sure you are correct that with the exception of some smaller dayboats all wild salmon is flash frozen (a good idea for parasite prevention as well). I think something over 99% of Atlantic salmon is farmed.
So I'd never had walleye. We had a delay at Minneapolis airport last month, I thought "hey even in airport I can eat local", the Itasca Grill featured walleye. What came out was medium-brown, so hard you could have driven a nail in. I still don't know what walleye tastes like.