We offer Striped Wolffish all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
Striped Wolffish is caught all around Iceland and at depths of 10 — 300 m. The largest fishing areas are around the Westfjords, South Eastern, and South Western coasts. Striped Wolffish tends to be found around sandy ocean floors.
Striped Wolffish lives in a very cold environment around Iceland and it doesn’t move much. To avoid any cold related problems, the Striped Wolffish produces a natural antifreeze that helps keeping their blood flowing and allows them to thrive in the freezing environment.
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.
All Striped 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.
Common size of Striped Wolffish is between 50 and 80 cm and 12 lbs. Some can grow up to 120 cm and weigh up to 30 lbs, and live for 20 years.
Striped Wolffish has tasty, firm, and “satisfying” white flesh. Since it lives on shellfish, the flavour is very rich, and it is excellent on the BBQ.
Striped Wolffish likes to eat crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and other shellfish as well as sea urchins, sea stars, and sea cucumbers.
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. Our Striped Wolffish is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.