Is toothfish sustainable?

Sustainable toothfish is available in Australia and New Zealand from specialty stockists. Just look for toothfish products with the blue fish tick.

What is toothfish?

Toothfish, also known as Chilean seabass, live in deep waters in the southern oceans near Antarctica. Both Patagonian toothfish and Antarctic toothfish have white, flaky, moist flesh which is highly sought after by chefs for its versatility and Omega 3 fatty acids.

How do I know if toothfish is sustainable?

Toothfish carrying the MSC blue fish tick is certified sustainable. MSC labelled toothfish comes from a fishery that has been independently assessed to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Companies using the blue fish tick all along the supply chain have been assessed to ensure products can be traced back to an MSC certified fishery.

Where can I buy sustainable toothfish?

You can find the blue fish tick on Glacier 51 Toothfish, available from specialty seafood retailers.

Toothfish recipes

Enjoy this delicious Wild herb crusted toothfish with roast tomato sauce recipe from Neil Perry.

Toothfish facts

Toothfish have long been studied for their ability to produce anti-freeze proteins that keep their blood from crystallising in the Southern Ocean, where water temperatures can dip below zero.

Explore more sustainable fish to eat

Find more sustainable seafood species that are MSC certified in Australia and New Zealand.

Explore the sustainable seafood guide.


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