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.|
Tusk likes eating shellfish, small bottom fish, and the occasional starfish.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
We recommend Deep Frying, Pan Frying, Baking, Grilling, Steaming, Sautéing, and Broiling our Tusk.
Nutrition per 100 grams
|Nutrients and Minerals||Amount|
|Total Fat||1.3 g|
|Saturated Fat||0.2 g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat||0.4 g|
|Monounsaturated Fat||0.3 g|
|Total Carbohydrate||0 g|
|Dietary Fibre||0 g|
|Omega-3 Fatty Acids||0.4 g|
|Omega-6 Fatty Acids||- g|