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Golden Redfish

Also known as Rockfish, Red Ocean Perch
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur


We offer Golden Redfish all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Latin: Sebastes norvegicus |  French: Grand sébaste |  Spanish: Gallineta dorada |  Icelandic: Karfi
Product Minimum Order
Heads on and gutted 44 lbs
Headless and gutted 55 lbs
Fillet bones out skinless 11 lbs

Fishing Grounds

Golden Redfish is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 200 — 400 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 3°C. The largest fishing areas are along the edge of the continental shelf south and west of Iceland.

Fun Fact

Golden Redfish is a slow growing fish that can live for a long time. The oldest Redfish recorded was found to be 60 years old, however, some speculate that they can exceed 100 years. Redfish are a lot like us, they take years to grow up and can live very long. Most fish species such as Cod and Haddock lay eggs, but female Golden Redfish carry live larvae instead of eggs.

Our Fishermen

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.

Salties Ocean to Plate Traceability

All Golden Redfish 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.


Common size of Golden Redfish is usually between 40 and 50 cm. Some individuals can reach upwards of 100 cm and 30 lbs.

Flavour Profile

Golden Redfish is a lean fish which is both flaky and moist and its pink flesh will cook up white.

Favourite Food

As a bottom dweller, Golden Redfish likes eating small shellfish and crabs as well as squids. It has to look out for Cod since Atlantic Cod has a tendency to swim deeper to have a nice fancy, red, dinner.

Fisheries Management

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 Golden Redfish is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.

Nutrition per 100g Amount
Calories 103
Total Fat 3.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.48 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.61 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.03 g
Protein 17.1 g
Sodium 69.2 mg
Potassium 261 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Calcium 7.75 mg
Magnesium 21.1 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.96 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.08 g

Cooking Methods