Text Box: Text Box: Pacific Cod(Gadus macrocephalus)

Common Names:  Pacific Cod

Farmed or Wild:  Wild Caught

Harvested:  Pristine waters of the Bering Sea and Aleutian Island by bottom hook and line gear (long line)

Season:  Harvest season opens in mid March and runs through mid November

Other Certifications:  Marine Stewardship Council in 2006

                                       (First sustainable fishery)

Flavor Profile:  Mild flavor which takes well to rich sauces and strong flavors and tastes.



Bering Sea and Aleutian Island Alaskan (freezer/longline) Cod is a sustainable fishery certified to the Marine Stewardship Council standards.

Alaskan cod can be recognized by the single barbel (whisker) jutting out of the chin and the clear white lateral line that curves up toward the head.  The quality of cod varies greatly depending on how well it has been handled.  Excellent quality cod comes from long liners that process and freeze the fish immediately upon harvest.  This process locks in the freshness and enables them to ship across the world year round.