Wild Black Cod - Seafood Producers Cooperative
Source: Seafood Producers Cooperative
Catch Method: Bottom Longline
Rating: Good Alternative by Seafood Watch
Cut: 3 x 5oz skin-on, boneless frozen portions
Pack Size: 15oz Tray
Tasting Notes: Succulent, Buttery Flavor, Large Moist Flakes
Try It: Elegant miso glazed black cod.
Black cod, commonly known as sablefish, is a true delicacy. It has an intensely rich, buttery flavor and velvety mouthfeel. With even more heart-healthy omega-3 fatty acids than salmon, black cod is also one of the healthiest seafood choices. This high fat content makes it a very forgiving fish to cook, as it doesn’t easily dry out.
Found in only the North Pacific Ocean, black cod is not actually a member of the cod family. It is a deep water species, living in depths as far as 9,000 feet and is long and sleek, distinguished by their dark brown, gray, or black scales.
This black cod is caught by a group of small-scale fishermen belonging to Seafood Producers Cooperative (SPC), the single largest fisherman’s co-op in the country. Founded in 1944, SPC has over 500 commercial fishermen dedicated to providing the highest quality, sustainably-caught seafood. You can learn more about SPC here.
To catch black cod, the fishermen of SPC use bottom longlines in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, a Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified fishery. Black cod caught in Alaska with longlines Is rated a Good Alternative by Seafood Watch.
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