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Spotted Wolffish

Also known as Seawolf, Spotted Catfish
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur

Availability

We offer Spotted Wolffish all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:

Latin: Anarhichas minor|  French: Loup tacheté |  Spanish: Perro pintado |  Icelandic: Hlýri
Product Minimum Order
Heads on and gutted 44 lbs
Headless and gutted 55 lbs
Fillet bones out skinless 11 lbs
Cheeks 44 lbs
Heads 44 lbs

Fishing Grounds

Spotted Wolffish is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 100 — 700 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 5°C. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, Northern, and Eastern coasts. Spotted Wolffish tends to be found around rough sand bottoms and not rocky areas.

Fun Fact

After laying the eggs, the female leaves and the male stays behind to look after them. While the young are maturing the male loses his teeth for about 3 months and during that time he can’t eat.

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 fish on small boats.

Salties Ocean to Plate Traceability

All Spotted Wolffish sold by Salties Imports comes with traceability documents showing boat names, fishing gear, fishing areas, landing sites, and landing dates. It is our belief that transparency is a necessity in seafood so our customers know all the details of the product.

Summary

Common size of Spotted Wolffish is between 70 and 90 cm and 15 lbs. Some can grow up to 140 cm and weigh up to 40 lbs, and live for 25 years.

Flavour Profile

Spotted Wolffish has slightly yellow white flesh that is very tasty and firm. The flesh is very rich, much richer than its nephew Striped Wolffish, and cooks very nicely. It is excellent on the BBQ.

Favourite Food

Spotted Wolffish likes to eat shellfish such as lobster and shrimp as well as sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers.

Fisheries Management

Fisheries management in Iceland is based on extensive research on the fish stocks and the marine ecosystem. The cornerstone of Icelandic Fisheries management is its catch limitation 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.

Nutrition per 100g Amount
Calories 94
Total Fat 3.3 g
Saturated Fat 0.59 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat 0.91 g
    Monounsaturated Fat 0.70 g
Protein 16.2 g
Sodium 73.6 mg
Potassium 305 mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol 58 mg
Calcium 6.7 mg
Magnesium 18.7 mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 1.35 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids 0.18 g

Cooking Methods