Haddock

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline, Handline

Latin: Melanogrammus aeglefinus  |  French: Églefin  |  Spanish: Eglefino  |  Icelandic: Ýsa

Product Size per (oz) Box Sizes
Haddock Fillet Skinless Bones Out 8+ 10+ 12+ 11, 22 lb.
Haddock Fillet Skin On Bones Out 22 lb.
Haddock Headless Gutted 20 lb.
Haddock Heads-On Gutted 20 lb.

Favourite Food

Haddock likes eating bottom dwellers such as smaller fish and sand eels, as well as Amphipods and Capelin.

Flavour Profile

Haddock is related to Cod and also has a mildly sweet taste with pearlescent white flesh. It is lean and has medium flakes, its texture is firm yet tender after cooking. Haddock is more tender, has a finer flake, and is slightly sweeter to the taste. Some find the flavour to be closer to halibut than to Cod. 

Summary

Common size of Haddock is between 55 and 65 cm and 30 lbs. The largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured 109 cm and was 17 years old. 

Availability

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

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Fishing Grounds

Haddock is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 10 — 200 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 4°C — 7°C. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, south eastern, and south western coasts. Haddock tends to be found around soft bottoms and not rocky areas. 

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. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Haddock 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. Our Haddock is Oceanwise certified and carries the Oceanwise mark. 

Fun Facts

Legend goes that the black line that runs down the sides of the Haddock was caused by the devil attempting to grab one from the ocean. When it was taken it was able to escape but the devil’s nails scraped and ‘burned’ a line into its sides. Now all Haddocks carry this characteristic. 

Cooking Methods

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

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 75
Total Fat 0.53 g
Saturated Fat 0.097 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.223 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.056 g
Protein 17.8 g
Sodium 85.0 mg
Potassium 290 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 46 mg
Calcium 7.8 mg
Magnesium 21.1 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.401 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.017 g

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