Saithe is both a pelagic and a demersal fish. It swims in shoals, which can be enormous in good habitats with plenty of food. Like the other fish in the cod family, Saithe is an outstanding source of protein.
Saithe is traditionally one of the most important fish caught in Northern Norway alongside cod. It remains popular today both commercially and for sport.
The factories are located from the Lofoten area in the south to Finnmark in the north. Lofoten Viking has a lot of small coastal vessels as suppliers of fresh fish. These vessels have a short way from the catching area to the local factory. In that way the fish is guaranteed to stay fresh when it is packed and ready to be shipped out to the customers.
- Catching method: Trawl, long line, purse seine and l
- Packing type: Random weight carton or bag
- Grading: 0.5-1.0 kg 1.0-2.0 kg 2.0-3.0 kg 3kg+ 5kg+
- Nutritional information: High in vitamin B12. It is also a good source of healthy protein and selenium. Selenium is a necessary component in many of the body’s chemical reactions and is also essential for maintaining a fluid balance in the body. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in maintaining nerve fibres. Per 100g saithe total amount of vitamin B12 is 3.2 mcg (53% of Daily Value) and selenium is 36.5 mcg (52% of Daily Value)