Golden Redfish

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Longline and Bottom Trawl

Latin: Sebastes norvegicus  |  French: Grand sébaste  |  Spanish: Gallineta dorada  |  Icelandic: Karfi

Product Size per (g) Box Sizes
Golden Redfish Fillet Skinless Bones Out 120+, 200+ 11, 22 lb.
Golden Redfish Fillet Skin-On Bones Out 120+, 200+ 11, 22 lb.
Golden Redfish Headless Gutted 22 lb.

Favourite Food

As a bottom dweller, Golden Redfish likes eating small shellfish and crabs as well as squids. It has to look out for Cod since Atlantic Cod has a tendency to swim lower to have a nice fancy, red, dinner. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Golden Redfish 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. 

Flavour Profile

Golden Redfish is a lean fish which is both flaky and moist. It’s pink flesh will cook up white. 

Summary

Common size of Golden Redfish is usually between 40 and 50 cm. Some individuals can reach upwards of 100 cm and 30 lbs. 

Availability

Salties Imports offers Golden Redfish 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

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

Golden Redfish is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 200 — 400 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 3°C. The largest fishing areas are along the edge of the continent shelf south and west of Iceland. 

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

Golden Redfish is a slow growing fish and can live for a long time. The oldest Redfish recorded was found to be 60 years old, however, some speculate that they can exceed a 100 years. Redfish are a lot like us, they take years to grow up and can live very long. Most fish species such as Cod and Haddock lay eggs, but female Golden Redfish carry live larvae instead of eggs. 

Cooking Methods 

We recommend Deep Frying, Broiling, Pan Frying, Poaching, Baking, Grilling, and Sautéing our Golden Redfish.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 103
Total Fat 3.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.48 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.61 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 1.03 g
Protein 17.1 g
Sodium 69.2 mg
Potassium 261 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 51 mg
Calcium 7.75 mg
Magnesium 21.1 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.96 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.08 g

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