Arctic charr eggs
(Salvelinus alpinus)

Availability: October-December, May-June

Troutlodge is pleased to offer Arctic charr eggs to our customers around the world.  As demand for this superior finfish product continues to grow, Troutlodge is pleased to be at the forefront of development and commercialization of high-quality and affordable eggs for efficient and profitable farming of this species.   

Troutlodge charr eggs are produced at our Rochester, Washington and Hood River, Oregon facilities. Troutlodge charr eggs demonstrate superior growth and uniformity, and demand for these eggs continues to quickly grow. These eggs are available as diploid and triploid, and are available once per year in late-November and early-December. We are planning to expand this season into the spring in 2014.

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In addition, Troutlodge is proud to serve as the authorized representative for Icy Waters Yukon GoldTM Arctic Charr eggs for our domestic customers and international customers alike. Yukon GoldTM eggs result in a superior finfish product which commands a premium price in the marketplace. Yukon GoldTM Arctic Charr have been developed by Icy Waters over the past 20 years, and have demonstrated superior growth rates and survival rates, and an ability to grow to larger sizes. All Yukon GoldTM Arctic Charr eggs are sterile, and are shipped directly from Icy Waters facilities in Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada. These eggs are available two times per year in November/December and May/June. You can learn more about these eggs through the FAQ's below or through the brochure found in the Relevant Info section to your right. 

Contact Troutlodge today to learn more about arctic charr eggs and to place an order.


Frequently Asked Questions

What species of Arctic charr do you sell?

We sell eggs from our Nauyuk Lake strain of Arctic charr, as well as the Yukon Gold ® strain produced by Icy Waters.  Both are superior strains of the species Salvelinus alpinus, a member of the salmonid family. The Yukon Gold ® strain is a proprietary strain only produced and sold by Icy Waters, and Troutlodge is proud to serve as the Authorized Representative for this product. 

What is the cost and is there a minimum order?

Pricing is dependent upon volume.  All prices are quoted FOB Troutlodge or Icy Waters (depending on product ordered).  Minimum orders do apply.  Please contact Troutlodge today for pricing and availability.

Are the eggs certified disease-free?

Yes.  Troutlodge Arctic charr eggs are certified to the same high levels as Troutlodge Rainbow trout eggs, which includes certification against 13 viral, bacterial, and parasitic pathogens.  Yukon Gold ® Arctic Charr ova are inspected and Certified under Schedule II of the Canadian Department of Fisheries and Oceans Fish Health Protection Regulations. Working in conjunction with DFO, local Veterinarians and private Fish Health Pathologists, Icy Waters ensures that Yukon Gold ® ova are capable of meeting the fish health certification requirements of any country of import.


What are the ideal temperatures for Arctic charr?

The ideal hatching temperature range is 5-10°C. Ideal grow-out temperature is between 10-13°C, meaning many farmers can grow these fish in the same facilities used for rearing trout. Fish can be grown at higher temperatures up to 15°C, though it is not recommended.

Will these fish survive in salt water?

Arctic charr do great in brackish water.  3-8 ppt is ideal, but the fish can tolerate concentrations up to 15 ppt.

Where are the eggs shipped from?

Troutlodge charr eggs are shipped from our facilities in either Washington or Oregon state.

All Yukon GoldTM eggs are shipped directly from the Icy Waters hatchery in Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, Canada and are accompanied by all necessary documentation as issued by Canadian authorities.

When will these fish reach market size?

Growth rates are affected by a number of factors, but under average conditions the fish will reach market size (2-3 lbs) in 20-24 months.

What permits are required to import these eggs into the USA?

You will need to obtain a Federal Importation Permit from the US Dept of Fish and Wildlife [Permit 3-201 (1/97)], as well as any applicable State permits as pertain to the import of eyed eggs into your state.  The Federal Permit is usually good for a period of one year, so we encourage you to proceed with obtaining the permit as soon as you have decided to import Arctic charr eggs from Icy Waters. 

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