COD

Atlantic Cod


The Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, is a well-known demersal food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. It is also commercially known as cod, codling or haberdine.
In the western Atlantic Ocean cod has a distribution north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and round both coasts of Greenland; in the eastern Atlantic it is found from the Bay of Biscay north to the Arctic Ocean, including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, areas around Iceland and the Barents Sea.
It can grow to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) in length and weigh up to 96 kilograms (210 lb). It can live for 25 years and sexual maturity is generally attained between ages 2 to 4, but can be as late as 8 years in the northeast Arctic. Colouring is brown to green with spots on the dorsal side, shading to silver ventrally.
Can be produced in the following formats:
CUT
• Fillets / Loins / Tails
• Block / Bits & Pieces / Mince / Nape

PACKAGING
• Sealed top retail tray
• Individually vacum packed
• IQF (Individually Quick Frozen)
• Bulk – for further processing
• Count packs – for Foodservice/Catering Ind.

Pacific Cod


The Pacific Cod, Gadus macrocephalus, is an important commercial food species. it is similar to the Atlantic Cod.
A bottom dweller, it is found mainly along the continental shelf and upper slopes with a range around the rim of the North Pacific Ocean, from the Yellow Sea to the Bering Strait, along the Aleutian Islands, and south to about Los Angeles, down to the depths of 900 meters.
May grow up to 48–49 cm and weigh up to 15 kg. It is found in huge schools. In Northwest Pacific catches of Pacific cod by the USA trawl fishery and joint venture fisheries increased from less than 1,000 t in 1979 to nearly 91,000 t in 1984 and reached 430,196 t in 1995. Today, catches are tightly regulated and the Pacific cod quota is split among fisheries that use hook and line gear, pots, and bottom trawls.

Can be produced in the following formats:
CUT
• Fillets / Loins / Tails
• Block / Bits & Pieces / Mince / Nape

PACKAGING
• Sealed top retail tray
• Individually vacum packed
• IQF (Individually Quick Frozen)
• Bulk – for further processing
• Count packs – for Foodservice/Catering Ind.