Capelin

Lat. Mallotus villosus.

The Capelin is an almost perfectly camouflaged fish. Transparent olive to bottle green above, its sides are uniformly silvery below the lateral line and the scales are dotted at the margins with minute dusky specks and the belly is white. Its colouring makes it very difficult for predators to see, both from above and from the deep. 

Nutrition facts:
Capelin is an excellent source of vitamins A, D and B12. It has a high content of EPA and DHA (Omega-3) fatty acids. Exact values will vary according to fat content.

Catching methods:
Purse seine Trawl

Month Fat content(%)
February 10-15
March 6-10

Gradings whole round fish
Grading according to buyer specifications. Grading of female/male. Ocean run (mixed)

Processed:
Frozen

Packing styles:
Jumble pack

Carton size:
20 kg. 2x10 kg. Female: 8 kg. 2x4 4x2 kg. 20 kg. 2x10 kg.

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