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Striped Wolffish

Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur

Availability

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:

Latin: Anarhichas lupus |  French: Loup de l'Atlantique |  Spanish: Perro del norte |  Icelandic: Steinbítur
Product Minimum Order
Heads on and gutted 44 lbs
Headless and gutted 55 lbs
Fillets bones out skin on 20 lbs
Fillet bones out skinless 11 lbs
Loins bones out skin off 11 lbs
Loins bones out skin on 11 lbs
Cheeks 11 lbs

Fishing Grounds

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.

Fun Fact

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.

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 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.

Summary

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.

Flavour Profile

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.

Favourite Food

Striped Wolffish likes to eat crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and other shellfish 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. Our Striped Wolffish is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.

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

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