Sitka's black cod are deep cold-water black cod and prized for their flavor. Until recently the majority of the catch was exported to foreign markets. Now we know better!
Wild Facts: Fishing it requires bottom long-lines at 1000 ft. or deeper
Great For: Cooking with umami flavors like miso and soy
Favorite Way to Cook:Marinated in coconut aminos and broiled it until it blackens
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Because there is no directed fishery for rockfish, any rockfish you come by are by-catch. That makes them a very sustainable and highly underrated species.
Wild Facts: We have over 30 species of rockfish in Sitka!
Great For: Breaded fish and chips
Favorite Recipe: Rockfish Tacos
Actually not a cod at all, Lingcod is a greenling. It is high in chlorophyll, which is good for you and can also change the flesh to a greenish-blue that fades with cooking.
Wild Facts: Known as the wolf of the ocean due to its aggressive predatory behavior, Lingcod is also considered prehistoric.
Great For: All methods of cooking making it a great beginner fish
Favorite Recipe: Asian Ginger Lingcod
Halibut is the most popular Alaskan whitefish, highly prized and extremely mild in flavor. These magnificent fish have been caught upwards of 700 lbs and can live as long as 55 years.
Wild Facts: As a Halibut matures and settles on the bottom of the ocean, one eye migrates giving it two eyes on one side of its face.
Great For: Smoked like jerky (and way healthier than the beef variety!)
Favorite Recipe: Potato Chip Halibut