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Tusk

Also known as Cusk, Torsk
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur

Availability

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

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

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.

Fun Fact

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.

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 Tusk 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 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.

Flavour Profile

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

Favourite Food

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

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 Tusk is Oceanwise recommended and carries the Oceanwise Logo.

Nutrition per 100g 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

Cooking Methods