We offer Tusk all throughout the year. The chart below shows the low (white), normal (blue), and heavy (dark blue) availability seasons by month:
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Tusk likes eating shellfish, small bottom fish, and the occasional starfish.
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.