Tusk

Wild Caught in Pristine Icelandic Waters

Fishing Method: Handline and Longline

Also known as: Cusk, Torsk

Latin: Brosme brosme  |  French: Brosme  |  Spanish: Brosmio  |  Icelandic: Keila

Product Size per (g) Box Sizes
Tusk Fillet Skinless Bones-Out 200-400 11, 22 lb.
Tusk Fillet Skin-On Bones-Out 200-400 11, 22 lb.
Tusk Loin Skinless Bones-Out 120+ 11, 22 lb.
Tusk Loin Skin-On Bones-Out 120+ 11, 22 lb.
Tusk Headless Gutted 22 lb.
Tusk Heads-On Gutted 22 lb.

Favourite Food

Tusk likes eating shellfish, small bottom fish, and the occasional starfish. 

Flavour Profile

Tusk has firm white meat that is considerably firmer than its relative, Cod, which makes it perfect on the grill during either the beautiful summer, or cozy winter. Since Tusk feeds on shellfish, its taste is similar to lobster. 

Summary

Common size of Tusk is between 40 and 75 cm and 7 lbs. Tusk is able to reach a length of 100 cm, and live for around 40 years. 

Availability

Salties Imports offers Tusk 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

Tusk is caught around Iceland and at depths of 20 — 1000 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 0°C — 10°C. The largest fishing areas are around the West and South Western coasts. Tusk tends to be found in areas with pebbles and slightly rocky bottoms. 

Salties Traceability Program

All Tusk 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

The world’s largest Tusk was caught in Icelandic waters measuring 120 cm in length. Cod is a relative of Tusk, and their facial features are similar, however, aside from Sharks and Seals, the greatest enemy of Tusk is Atlantic Cod. 

Cooking Methods

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

Nutrition per 100 grams

Nutrients and Minerals Amount
Calories 88
Total Fat 1.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.2 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.4 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.3 g
Protein 19.1 g
Sodium 118 mg
Potassium 290 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 60 mg
Calcium 37 mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.4 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

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