Cod Skrei – Gadus morhua
The Cod – Skrei is the Norwegian Cod (Gadus Morhua) that complies specific quality standards.
It is caught along the coast of Lofoten Islands and of Vesterålen where it arrives after that it has swum for thousands of kilometres starting from North, from the Barents sea. The Cod arrives in Lofoten Islands and in Vesterålen for the reproduction and, due to this, it is also called “Valentine’s fish”.
In order to comply specific quality standards Skrei, the Cod must be:
- caught between 1st of January and the 30th of April;
- adult, approx. 5 years old;
- in perfect conditions: white flesh (without blood spots), well cleaned on the neck and with skin without presence of spots or damages;
- - packed within 12 hours from the catch.