- Ocean perch
- Sea Bass
- Turbot (Greenland)
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Linked only by name, these “cod” varieties are actually distinctly different species. Atlantic and Pacific cod are closely related but Atlantic cod is harvested in New England, and Pacific cod comes from Alaska and the Pacific Northwest. Although they can be used interchangeably, Pacific cod yield larger, thicker fillets, and Atlantic cod taste sweeter.
Lingcod and black cod, on the other hand, are not members of the cod family at all. The lingcod likely got its name from early settlers due to its similarity to European ling and its cod-like white, flaky flesh. Black cod is a nickname for sablefish, a species that resembles cod but is actually part of a group of fish found only in the North Pacific Ocean.
U.S. fishermen have been harvesting Atlantic cod since the 17th century. Cod was said to be so abundant then that you could almost walk across the ocean on their backs. With heavy fishing throughout the latter part of the 20th century, U.S. stocks of Atlantic cod came close to commercial collapse in the mid-1990s. Under strict rebuilding plans that limit harvest, these Atlantic cod stocks are slowly rebuilding.Learn More...
A mild-tasting whitefish, Pacific cod have been fished commercially in Alaska waters off and on since the 19th century. Today, Alaska fisheries for Pacific cod account for more than two-thirds of the world’s Pacific cod supply, and are considered among the best managed fisheries in the world.Learn More...
Lingcod is neither a ling nor a cod - it’s a member of the Pacific greenling family, native only to North Pacific waters. The majority of lingcod sold in the United States comes from our strictly managed fisheries off the West Coast and Alaska; the rest comes from Canada.Learn More...