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Also known as Witch flounder, Gray sole, Torbey sole
Latin: Gadus morhua  |  French: Cabillaud  |  Spanish: Bacalao  |  Icelandic: Þorskur


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

Latin: Glyptocephalus cynoglossus |  French: Plie cynoglosse |  Spanish: Mendo  |  Icelandic: Langlúra
Product Minimum Order
Headless and gutted 55 lbs

Fishing Grounds

Witch is caught around Iceland and at depths of 20 — 1500 m, with ideal ocean temperatures of 2°C — 6°C. The largest fishing areas are on the Western and Southern coasts.

Fun Fact

Witch is often overlooked because of its unappealing name. It is a delicate and tasty fish, and to change its image, it has been rebranded as Torbey Sole.

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 Witch 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 Witch is between 45 and 65 cm and 3 lbs. Some individuals grow to 78 cm and weigh upwards of 6 lbs, and live for 25 years.

Flavour Profile

Witch is a lean fish that has a mild flavour with a soft texture. It cooks up fully white and has a medium flake that comes apart easily once cooked.

Favourite Food

Witch feeds on crabs, lobsters, shrimp, and other shellfish as well as starfish and small fish such as Capelin.

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 91
Total Fat 1.2 g
Saturated Fat 0.3 g
    Polyunsaturated Fat - g
    Monounsaturated Fat - g
Protein 18.8 g
Sodium 81.0 mg
Potassium - mg
Total Carbohydrate 0 g
    Dietary Fibre 0 g
Cholesterol - mg
Calcium - mg
Magnesium - mg
Omega-3 Fatty Acids 0.2 g
Omega-6 Fatty Acids - g

Cooking Methods