The Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua, is a well-known demersal food fish belonging to the family Gadidae. It is also commercially known as cod, codling or haberdine.
In the western Atlantic Ocean cod has a distribution north of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and round both coasts of Greenland; in the eastern Atlantic it is found from the Bay of Biscay north to the Arctic Ocean, including the Baltic Sea, the North Sea, areas around Iceland and the Barents Sea.
It can grow to 2 metres (6 ft 7 in) in length and weigh up to 96 kilograms (210 lb). It can live for 25 years and sexual maturity is generally attained between ages 2 to 4, but can be as late as 8 years in the northeast Arctic. Colouring is brown to green with spots on the dorsal side, shading to silver ventrally.
Can be produced in the following formats:
- Fillets / Loins / Tails
- Block / Bits & Pieces / Mince
- Sealed top retail tray
- Individually vacum packed
- IQF (Individually Quick Frozen)
- Bulk – for further processing
- Count packs – for Foodservice/Catering Ind.
- Swim Bladders
- Back Bones
- Cod Mince
- Cod Fillets
- Cod Tails
- Cod Loins
- Cod Heads