We offer Atlantic Cod all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
Atlantic Cod is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 100 — 200 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 4°C — 7°C. The largest fishing areas are found off the southwestern coast, the Westfjords, and off the southeastern coast.
As a family company with deep roots in the fishing villages of Iceland, Salties Imports chooses its fishermen and producers carefully to make sure the product is of the highest quality and freshness. Most are independent fishermen in Iceland who fish on small boats.
Our Atlantic Cod is known for its snow white, pearlescent flesh, and gentle but distinctive flavour. It has a mild and slightly sweet taste with large flakes that fall apart easily when cooked.
Fisheries management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. The cornerstone of Icelandic Fisheries management is its catch limitation system. Management is also supported by other measures such as area restrictions, fishing gear restrictions, and the use of closed areas to conserve important vulnerable habitats. Our Atlantic Cod is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.
All Cod sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat names, fishing gear, fishing areas, landing sites, and landing dates. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know all the details of the product.
The average size of Cod caught in Iceland is in the range of 55 to 90 cm. Cod can grow quite large; where the largest individual ever caught in Icelandic waters measured 186 cm and was 17 years old.
Atlantic Cod likes eating Capelin, Herring, Lobsters and other Shellfish.
Cod makes up such an important part of the Icelandic culture that for centuries it served as our coat of arms: A butterfly Salted Cod with a golden crown, situated on a red shield.