What is cod?

Cod is a hugely popular fish and has been part of the European diet since the Stone Age. There are three cod species known, Atlantic, Pacific and Greenland. Cod has a mildly flavoured, moist white meat and can be prepared in many ways. 

Check out our sustainable cod recipes.

Is cod sustainable?

Cod carrying the blue MSC label is certified sustainable. MSC labelled cod comes from a fishery that has been independently assessed to the MSC Fisheries Standard. Companies using the label all along the supply chain have been assessed to ensure products can be traced back to an MSC certified fishery. There are many different cod products carrying the MSC label in stores and restaurants around the world, from prepared seafood meals to fresh and frozen cod fillets.

View brands who've committed to sell MSC certified seafood.

Bonus fact

Although cod are usually found at depths between 20 feet to 200 feet, they mate at the depth of 660 feet. Despite being slow swimmers, they will travel up to 200 miles to reach their breeding ground during mating season. Spawning takes place from January to April, where males often display their fins as part of the courtship. Once attaining a partner, newly formed couples swim together during the spawning period.

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