We offer Plaice all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
Plaice is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 10 — 200 m, preferring sandy ocean floors. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, Western, and South Western coasts.
Plaice hunts by digging itself into the sandy ocean floor and striking its prey when it comes too close. The skin on its ‘eye side’ allows it to camouflage itself when it is hunting, except you can see its eyes peering out of the sand like two rocks.
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 Plaice 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 Plaice is between 30 and 50 cm and 3 lbs. Some individuals can reach 100 cm and weigh up to 15 lbs.
Plaice has firm white flesh that is sweet and mild to the taste, while also being juicy and having medium flakes.
Plaice likes eating Shells, lobsters, shrimp, sea start, and small fish such as capelin.
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 Plaice is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.