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In taste tests, wild salmon has repeatedly been shown to be preferred over farm-raised salmon. This is felt to be partly due to the higher fat content of wild salmon. Some salmon farmers do claim to feed their salmon diets that help enhance Omega-3 Fats (see The health of it all - Omega-3 fats). While this may be true, the flavor of farmed salmon is much milder and has less of a true fish taste.
Where and how a wild salmon is caught is a factor also. As the salmon migrate into streams, they use up a lot of their stored fat and, with the decline in fat, there is a change in flavor.
The most coveted fish are caught on trap lines. There is less chance of bruising as there is when the fish is harvested in trolling nets.