Lumpfish

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline

Latin: Cyclopterus lumpus, French: Lompe, Spanish: Lumpo, Icelandic: Hrognkelsi

Product Size per (g) Box Sizes
Lumpfish Fillets Skinless Bones Out 11, 22 lb.
Lumpfish Whole Gutted 22 lb.

Favourite Food

Lumpfish likes eating Plankton, Krill, and Jellyfish.

Flavour Profile

Since there is a lot of fat in Lumpfish, it has a very rich taste. Its flesh is firm and with a medium flake that softens a little after cooking. It is perfect for smoking and of course the BBQ.

Summary

Common size of male Lumpfish is between 28 and 40 cm and 5 lbs, they can reach a length of 50 cm. The common size of the female is between 35 and 54 cm and 10 lbs, they can reach a length of 65 cm.

Availability

Salties Imports offers Lumpfish for select months of 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

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 Lumpfish 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. 

Fishing Grounds

Lumpfish is caught around Iceland and at depths of 20 — 200 m, preferring the very rocky and hard ocean floor. The largest fishing areas are around the North, North Eastern, Eastern, North Western, and Western coasts.

Fisheries Management

Fisheries 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

The male and female Lumpfish are very different both in appearance and in taste. First of all, the female is almost twice and big as the male and is a different colour, with the male being slightly red and female blue-grey. There are names for each of the genders of Lumpfish in Icelandic: Grásleppa for female and Rauðmagi for the male. The male has a very high fat content, almost twice as Salmon, but the female has even more.

Cooking Methods

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

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 242
Total Fat 21.9 g
Saturated Fat 4.29 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 5.70 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 9.76 g
Protein 11.3 g
Sodium 124 mg
Potassium 219 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol - mg
Calcium 7.9 mg
Magnesium 15.8 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 9.41 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.43 g

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