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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.