The Atlantic Cod have a streamlined body shape typical of fish that are able to swim at moderate speeds over long distances. Their colouration varies between black, brown and red. They have three dorsal fins and two anal fins.
Flounder are an oval-shaped fish, strongly compressed and with a fairly straight lateral line leading to a rounded tail. They have a small mouth with few teeth (sometimes none at all). Their body colour varies according to that of the ocean floor.
Haddock are an elongated fish with a forked tail, dark purplish-grey on their head and back and a black lateral line. They have three dorsal fins, the first triangular and the next two squarish.
Hakes resemble other fish in the cod family. A few features distinguish them though, such as their lean, elongated body and two dorsal fins (instead of three).
Atlantic halibut have a compressed, oval-shaped body and usually have both eyes on the right side of their bodies with the left side being totally blind.
The American lobster is distributed throughout the northwest Atlantic, from the coast of North Carolina to the waters of Newfoundland and Labrador. A nocturnal creature that hides under rocks or in crevices most of the day, the American lobster is generally found in waters less than 50 metres in depth, but have been observed at depths greater than 500 metres. The largest populations are found in the Gulf of Maine and, in Canada, around Nova Scotia and the southern Gulf of St. Lawrence.
OCEAN PERCH (REDFISH)
(Sebastes marinus L), (Sebastes fasciatus)
Even though it isn’t a perch at all, Ocean Perch (Redfish) have a short body with a large head and wide, gaping mouth. They have a row of short dorsal spines followed by a flat dorsal fin and a small tail with a shallow indent.
Their flesh is medium firm with a deliciously mild, slightly sweet flavour. It is perhaps one of the most under rated species in our waters.
Available in 2/4 ounce, 4/6 ounce PBI scaled fillets. Packed 1X5, 2X5 and 1X10.
As members of the cod family, pollock have a fairly elongated body, with three dorsal fins and a slightly indented tail. Their dorsal area is greenish-brown, fading slightly and becoming yellowish or olive-green on their sides and silver-grey on their belly.
ATLANTIC SEA SCALLOP
Atlantic sea scallops are confined to the Northwest Atlantic, and ranges from the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It is normally found in waters between depths of 10 – 100 m. Fishable aggregations are found from the Virginia Capes to Port au Port Bay, NL.
Snow crabs are spider-like in shape, with a flat, round carapace (shell) and long, slender legs. Their colour changes as they age. Soon after they moult, snow crabs will be reddish on top and white on the bottom. As they get older, this red will fade to a duller olive shade and their underside will become yellowish. Snow crabs can grow to a maximum carapace width of about 15 centimetres, with males growing more than twice as large as females (females are not harvested commercially for this reason). They have a maximum life span of 12-13 years.
Swordfish are large, robust fish distinguished by their very long, pointed snout, from which they take their name. Aside from this feature, they generally resemble other species of tuna. They have a thick body that tapers considerably towards their tail fin, which is long and slender.
Yellowfin are found in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The Yellowfin are a commercially harvested midsized tuna weighing as much as 200lb. Known for their beautiful sickle-shaped yellow dorsal and anal fins.