Haddock – Melanogrammus Aeglefinus

The haddock is a bottom-dwelling fish that belongs to the cod family. It is found at depths of between 40 and 300 meters. The texture of the flesh is coarse and delicate with a good bonding ability. That is the reason it is often used in processed fish meals. The haddock is one of the most important species for human consumption in Norway as it lives in coastal waters along the entire coast of Norway north of Stad.


Haddock fishing is carried out year-round but there is a special floating long line fishery off the east coast of Finnmark county during summer. Fresh and fillets are the main products but the haddock is also available in salted and smoked varieties. Haddock is low in fat and is a good source of protein. It also contains vitamin B12, pyridoxine and selenium.

Product Information

Main catching season

September – April


Fishing methods

Trawling, long line, net


Grading FAS fillets
3-5 oz, 5-8 oz, 8-16 oz, 16-32 oz


Grading FAS headed and gutted
-800g, 800g+/0.8-1.5kg, 1.5kg+


Grading Fresh
0-1kg, 1-2kg, 1.5kg+, 2kg+


Grading fillets frozen at sea (sko, pbi)

6-8oz, 8-10oz, 10-14oz, 14-16oz, 16-32oz (packed in 3×15 lbs)

Frozen Products

Fillet blocks

Bits & pieces blocks

Mince block


Block portions


Fresh Products

Head on

Headed and gutted longline and trawler catch


Fully iced

Fillets, longline catch


Interleaved Fillets


  • On
  • Off


  • 3-5 oz
  • 5-8 oz
  • 8-16 oz
  • 16-32 oz
Cubes and Block Portions

Cube Size:

  • 2 cm x 2 cm x 3 cm

Cube Grading:

  • 12 g

Block Portion Grading:

  • 75 g
  • 100 g
  • 114 g
  • 125 g
  • 150 g


  • IQF
  • Industrial


  • 7,5 kg


  • Mince
  • Bits and Pieces
  • Loinless
  • Fillet