Saithe

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.

Favourite food

Saithe likes eating Krill, small fish, Capelin, Herring, and Squid.

Flavour Profile

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. 

Summary

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. 

Availability

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:

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

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

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

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.

Cooking Methods

We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Broiling, Grilling, and Sautéing our Saithe.

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 80
Total Fat 0.85 g
Saturated Fat 0.15 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.30 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.18 g
Protein 18.1 g
Sodium 127.9 mg
Potassium 312 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 49 mg
Calcium 7.41 mg
Magnesium 24.1 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.59 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0 g

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