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Plaice

Also known as Dab, Roughback
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur

Availability

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

Latin: Pleuronectes platessa |  French: Charrelet  |  Spanish: Solla europea |  Icelandic: Rauðspretta
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

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.

Fun Fact

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.

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 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.

Summary

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.

Flavour Profile

Plaice has firm white flesh that is sweet and mild to the taste, while also being juicy and having medium flakes.

Favourite Food

Plaice likes eating Shells, lobsters, shrimp, sea start, and small fish such as capelin.

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 Plaice is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.

Nutrition per 100g Amount
Calories 90
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.7 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 1.3 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.8 g
Protein 15.2 g
Sodium 77.8 mg
Potassium 275 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 54 mg
Calcium 23.2 mg
Magnesium 17.8 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 2.2 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.32 g

Cooking Methods