Greenland Turbot

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline, Bottom Trawl, and Danish Seine

Also known as: Black Turbot, Greenland Halibut

Latin: Reinhardtius hippoglossoids  |  French: Flétan de l’Atlantique  |  Spanish: Halibut negro  |  Icelandic: Grálúða

Product Size (g) Box Sizes
Greenland Turbot Fillets Skinless Bones out 11, 22 lb.
Greenland Turbot Fillets Skin on Bones out 11, 22 lb.
Greenland Turbot Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Greenland Turbot Heads on Gutted 22 lb.

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. 

Flavour Profile

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

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.

Availability

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

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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 use small boats. 

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. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Greenland Turbot sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat numbers, fishing gear, landing sites, and processing locations. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know exactly all details of the product. 

Fisheries Management

Fishery management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. A catch limitation system is the cornerstone of the Icelandic fisheries management 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.

Fun Facts

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. 

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Smoking, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Broiling, Poaching, and Sautéing our Greenland Turbot.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals 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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