Salties Imports offers Scampi all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
Scampi is caught around Iceland and at depths of 100 — 300 m, and is commonly found at 200 m depth. It is mostly caught around the southern coast of Iceland.
The latin name of Scampi is Nephrops norvegicus, where “Nephrops” means “Kidney Eyes”, which is in reference to the Scampi’s kidney shaped eyes.
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 Scampi 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 Scampi is between 20 and 25 cm from eyes to tail for males and 19 cm for females. The tail can be up to 8 cm long for both males and females.
There are some foods that just scream luxury such as Truffles, Caviar, and Champagne; Scampi is definitely high on that list. Its sweet and delicate taste and texture make it one of our favourites, and hopefully yours too.
Scampi likes eating sea worms, small bottom dwelling fish, and anything that swims to the bottom. Surprisingly, Scampi is also major eater of jellyfish which makes up a large portion of its diet.
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.