Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters
Fishing Method: Longline and Handline
Also known as: Boston Bluefish, Coalfish, Coley, Pollack, Pollock
Latin: Pollachius virens | French: Goberge | Spanish: Arbonero | Icelandic: Ufsi
|Product||Size per (g)||Box Sizes|
|Saithe Fillet Skinless Bones-Out||11, 22 lb.|
|Saithe Fillet Skin-On Bones-Out||11, 22 lb.|
|Saithe Loin Skinless Bones-Out||400+ g||11, 22 lb.|
|Saithe Loin Skin-On Bones-Out||400+ g||11, 22 lb.||Saithe Headless Gutted||22 lb.||Saithe Heads-On Gutted||22 lb.|
Saithe likes eating Krill, small fish, Capelin, Herring, and Squid.
Saithe is related to Cod and has a slightly darker flesh, but when cooked it is considered by many to be superior in flavour. Saithe has a slightly sweet taste, with medium firm flakes that hold well when cooked.
Common size of Saithe is between 60 and 110 cm and around 20 lbs. They can reach a size of 132 cm and weight upwards of 30 lbs.
Salties Imports offers Saithe all throughout the year. The chart bellow shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
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.
Saithe is found at depths of 10 — 450 m, staying mostly at around 400 m depth. Saithe is caught mostly along the edge of the continental shelf and deep off the westfjords.
Salties Traceability Program
All Saithe 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 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.
Young kids in Iceland love going fishing at their local harbour, they bring a rod and bait and sit for hours. The most common catch around those areas is Saithe. No matter how big or small it is, it is always a great feeling to catch, and it puts up a mighty fight.
We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Broiling, Grilling, and Sautéing our Saithe.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||0.85 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.15 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.30 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.18 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||0.59 g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||0 g|