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Alaska Black Cod (Sablefish)

Price: $145.00
Item Number: 5BLACKCOD
ALASKA BLACK COD - Alaskan Black Cod has always been a prize commodity on the Japanese market and a favorite fish among those who value freshness, taste, and unique texture. Also known as Sablefish, this rich white fleshed fish is harvested from the icy depths of the Gulf of Alaska using hook and line by local Kodiak fishing vessels and delivered straight to our processing plant. Naturally high in fish oils and omega-3’s,Wild Black Cod has a unique, delicate flavor that is unlike any other whitefish. Full flavored with a rich buttery texture, Black Cod is the perfect seafood for the culinary adventurer who is willing to try something totally new and exciting.

Available in vacuum-sealed fillets weighing .5-1 lb each

Alaska Black Cod

Nutritional Information
Serving Weight 100 g
Calories 195
Total Fat 15.3 g
Carbohydrate 0 g
Cholesterol 49mg
Sodium 56 mg
Protein 13 g

Sustainability Status

Biomass: The west coast sablefish population is at 96% of its target level; Alaska sablefish is 6% above its target level.
Fishing and habitat:
Overall, the effects of commercial fishing on sablefish habitat are minimal or temporary. In Alaska waters, most fishermen use longline gear to harvest sablefish. Although the effects of this type of gear on bottom habitat are poorly understood, catching efficiency has increased through the individual fishing quota program, reducing the number of hooks deployed and any effects on bottom habitat. Sablefish are also caught as bycatch in trawl fisheries for rockfish and deepwater flatfish. Trawls are prohibited in certain areas to protect sensitive habitats. Increasingly, pots are also being used to harvest sablefish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. There is not much information on the impact of pots on habitat as their use has just recently increased and they are still a fairly minor component of the overall sablefish catch. Off the west coast, trawls, longlines, and pots are used to harvest sablefish.
The amount of species incidentally caught and discarded in the Alaska fishery has been reduced through the individual fishing quota program – the fishery operates at a slower pace and provides incentives to maximize value from the catch. Catches in the longline fishery are made up mostly of sablefish (about 90%). While small in total, about 18% of the incidental catch of spiny dogfish and 2/3 of the incidental catch of grenadier occurs in Alaskan sablefish fisheries. Seabirds may also be captured, although this is decreasing due to widespread use of measures to reduce seabird catch.
There is currently no commercial aquaculture of sablefish in the United States, but research on sablefish aquaculture is ongoing. A number of Canadian firms have developed hatchery technology for the production of juvenile sablefish with the goal of raising sablefish in large-scale, ocean or offshore farms for commercial use.

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