Cod – Arctic

Cod – Arctic

Gadus Morhua

Market Name(s): Arctic Cod, Ice Cod, Whale Cod, Skrei Cod, Marue Bacalao

Primary Source(s): Iceland, Greenland, Norway

Season: Year Round

Size Range:  8-50 lbs

Although the same species as the Atlantic Cod found in New England, the Arctic Whale Cod of Iceland are separate stocks from their American brothers. Jointly managed by Greenland, Iceland and Norway, Arctic Cod tend to differ from less migratory coastal cod in that they are longer and "sharper" in the nose. Coastal American Atlantic Cod are known to feed indiscriminately on smaller fish and crustaceans while the Icelandic Arctic Cod thrives on the plentiful capelin found within the Arctic Circle.