Seafood Species

The seafood bounty of Alaska is unrivaled. With five species of salmon, several varieties of whitefish, and numerous shellfish species, Alaska offers mouthwatering seafood options for every taste and cooking method.

Cod

Alaska Cod has moist, firm fillets, a distinctive large flake and a slightly sweet flavor.

SPECIES FACT SHEET

Download the complete Alaska Cod fact sheet (PDF).

FLAVOR & TEXTURE

The fillets are moist and firm with a distinctive large flake and slightly sweet flavor.

NUTRITION FACTS

Naturally low in fat and calories. An excellent source of high-quality protein as well as selenium, potassium, and phosphorous.

SIZE & SPECS

A member of the family Gadidae – related to both Alaska Pollock and Atlantic cod. Has an average weight of 5 to 10 pounds. Commonly sold as skinless, boneless fillets or portions.

HARVESTING METHOD

  • Trawling
  • Longlining
  • Pot fishing
  • Jig fishing

SEASONAL AVAILABILITY

Available fresh fall and winter and frozen year-round.

PREPARATION TIPS

Due to its firm texture, it adapts well to most cooking methods. It can be roasted, poached, steamed, sautéed, or deep-fried for fish and chips. Perfectly complemented by a vast array of sauces.

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