Wild Caught Halibut and Cod from Alaska
Enjoy our Wild Caught Halibut and Cod from Alaska.
More white fish to compliment our locally grown hormone and antibiotic free sustainably farmed Barramundi and Red Snapper.
Why is Halibut now more expensive than tenderloin? We are facing a shortage of Halibut in our oceans and the US government has decreased the quota numbers in order to avoid overfishing.
In December of 2011, the International Pacific Halibut Commission — which manages the fishery for both Canada and the United States — was told that adult flatfish were disappearing from the population at unexplainable rates.
While the exact cause for the drop in numbers is unconfirmed, theories range from overfishing, to illegal fishing, and ocean acidification.
The decrease in halibut numbers has led to a natural quota decrease, which in turn has affected the supply.
“If you take a look at when the peak total allowable catch was about a decade ago, the catches were more than double what they are now,” says Brad Mireau, the manager of Aero Trading fish plant in Port Edward, B.C.
Healing Food’s book author Dr. Michael T. Murray, ND confirmed that Halibut is an excellent source of protein, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B12. In addition, it is a very good source of vitamin B6, niacin, and phosphorous. A 31/2-oz (100 g) serving contains approximately 140 calories, 27 g of protein, 41 mg of cholesterol, and 2.9 g of fat, with 100 mg of EPA and 375 mg of DHA omega-3 fatty acids.
Cod has a similar nutritional value as Halibut. A 3 oz (85 g) cooked portion of cod has less than 90 calories and one gram of fat, and 15 to 20 grams of protein, including 134 mg of omega-3 fatty acids. Wild and pure, our wild Alaskan Cod and Halibut are surprisingly easy to prepare. Whether its grilled, roasted, sautéed, or poached, these fish can adapt well to most cooking methods without losing its firmness, moist texture and delicate-to- sweet flavor. Included in your order is a cooking and recipe pamphlet to explore.
$13.90 Pacific Alaskan Cod 160 – 200g / 6 oz / pack
$26.00 Pacific Alaskan Halibut 225 – 260g / 8 oz / pack
All our Alaskan fish are from primary processing which means that they are not tainted by preservatives, food coloring and any other chemicals to enhance their appearance and shelf life.
Kindly note that these fish are blast frozen due to seasonality and to ensure that the freshness is captured at the point of capture to avoid any secondary processing.
Anything caught wild is a gift from nature that should not be taken for granted.
We continue to support Alaskan fisheries our to compliment our own locally grown Snapper and Barramundi. Alaska understands the importance of sustainable fishing to protect against overfishing, and adheres to strict guidelines of the United Nation’s Food and Agriculture Organization. Even though Alaska provides the largest supply of Halibut for the US, the fisheries are strictly regulated through seasonal harvest and have the exclusive use of longline gear.
Alaska has pioneered the standard for sustainable, eco-friendly fisheries. Alaska’s fisheries adhere to the most recognized and internationally accepted set of guidelines, written by the united nation’s Food and Agriculture Organiaztions (FAO). By proactively ensuring a healthy, wild and sustainable harvest, Alaska is protecting its superior seafood for future generations.
As mentioned by Kevin Gantner, co-owner of the Alaskan Guys based in Singapore, “Alaska is world renowned for its fisheries management. According to the latest yearly ‘Report on the Status of the US Fisheries,’ published by the National Marine Fisheries Service, no Alaska salmon or bottom fish (ground fish) is classified as over fished. An example of this effective management is evident with the salmon harvest being well beyond historical levels for more than three decades. “