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.|
Haddock likes eating bottom dwellers such as smaller fish and sand eels, as well as Amphipods and Capelin.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Broiling, Smoking, Poaching, and Sautéing our Haddock.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||0.53 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.097 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.223 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.056 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||0.401 g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||0.017 g|