Blue Whiting

Blue Whiting

Blast (tunnel) frozen
Lat. Micromesisteus Poutassou

The Blue Whiting is a small, pelagic fish native to the northeastern Atlantic Ocean. With a slender body and a silvery-blue coloration, it's distinguished by a darker blue back, fading to a lighter belly. This species typically grows to about 30-40 cm in length.

Found in deep waters ranging from 150 to 350 meters, Blue Whiting is prevalent in the North Atlantic, from the Bay of Biscay northward to Iceland and the Barents Sea. It's known for its large, dense schools, especially during spawning.

Blue Whiting plays a significant role in the marine ecosystem and is a key forage fish for larger predators. It's also economically important, especially for European fisheries. The species is mainly harvested for fishmeal and fish oil, but it's increasingly being used for human consumption as well, valued for its light, flaky texture and mild flavor.

The fishery for Blue Whiting is predominantly done using midwater trawls. The management of this fishery is crucial to ensure sustainable stocks, considering its importance in the marine food web.

Blue Whiting is a good source of protein and contains omega-3 fatty acids, beneficial for heart health. Its growing popularity as a food fish is due to these health benefits and its versatility in various culinary preparations.

In summary, Blue Whiting is an ecologically and commercially important species in the Atlantic, contributing significantly to the marine food chain and the fishing economy. Its sustainable management is key to preserving this valuable marine resource.

(per piece): 21cm+ / 23cm+ / 25cm+
Whole round, mixed male and female fish
Wrapped in plastic film and packed in standard cartons. Net 20kg block.
Wrapped in plastic film and packed in standard cartons. Net 20kg block.

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