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Greenland Turbot

Also known as Greenland halibut, Black halibut
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur

Availability

Salties Imports offers Greenland Turbot all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Latin: Reinhardtius hippoglossoides |  French: Flétan de l'Atlantique |  Spanish: Halibut negro |  Icelandic: Grálúða
Product Minimum Order
Heads on and gutted 44 lbs
Headless and gutted 55 lbs
Fillets bones out skin on 20 lbs
Fillet bones out skinless 11 lbs

Fishing Grounds

Greenland Turbot is caught around Iceland and at depths of 200 — 1600 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 1°C — 4°C. The largest fishing areas are around the Western, North Western, North Eastern, and Eastern Coasts, with the largest area west off the Westfjords.

Fun Fact

Even though Greenland Turbot is a flatfish, and both of its eyes are on one side, it can actually see forwards quite well. Most flatfish species this large swim vertically, but Greenland Turbot prefers to swim horizontally. One can say that the Greenland Turbot is a Roundfish in Spirit, but a flatfish in appearance.

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 Greenland Turbot 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.

Summary

Common size of Greenland Turbot is between 80 and 100 cm and weigh around 25 — 50 lbs. Some individuals are able to grow larger, upwards of 120 cm and 100 lbs.

Flavour Profile

Greenland Turbot has dense white flesh with a sweet rich taste, whose excellent flavour and firmness are both influenced by the cold waters where it lives as well as its slow growth.

Favourite Food

Greenland Turbot prefers to eat Capelin and Shrimp but also has a taste for Prawns, Cod, Redfish, and Squid. It will travel between the bottom and the surface quite often, exposing them to more sources of food.

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 Greenland Turbot is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.

Nutrition per 100g Amount
Calories 172
Total Fat 12.9 g
Saturated Fat 2.9 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 3.8 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 5.0 g
Protein 14.1 g
Sodium 62.8 mg
Potassium 328 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol - mg
Calcium 5.9 mg
Magnesium 21.1 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 3.7 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

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