Pre-Shift Glossary

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Cod, Atlantic

Latin Name: Gadus morhua

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Cod is well known and very popular.
Paper White, Moist, Flakey, Light

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THE FISHERY - New England was once the wealthiest region in the United States. Between 1850 and 1910 New Bedford was considered the whaling capital of the world. At this time whale oil and by products were more valuable than any other natural resource next to gold. The Seamen hunting these mammals were some of the richest men of their time building huge mansions along the coastline of New Bedford. They assembled the finest modern fishing fleets to hunt this ocean gem and nearly drove the whale to extinction. Today, New Bedford has transformed itself into a large scallop port along the Eastern Seaboard and produces the largest amount of shucked meats for our domestic consumption. In keeping with SeafoodS.com's commitment to providing complete regional solutions, our team has also layered in day-boat producers and aqua-culture artisans in Nantucket, Cape Cod, Boston, Glouster and many other local fisheries of the Northeast. 

THE FISH - Atlantic Cod is the most used species in "Fish & Chips". That does not mean that it isn't spectacular for Upscale Casual and Fine Dining fare. It boast incredible richness and silkiness. The paper white appearance of the flesh is a perfect contrast to various colors used in "sets".

THE GRADE - Atlantic Cod is priced and sold by size. It is Graded by fillet yield.
Large - Over 2 lbs.
Market - 16-32 oz.
Scrod - 8-16 oz.
Small - Up to 8 oz. 

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Seasonality:

Year Round

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Range & Habitat:

North Atlantic & New England

Origin:

Gulf of Maine

Producer:

New England Fleet

Harvest Method:

Net Caught

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