In Alaska, protecting the future of both the Pacific cod stocks and the environment takes priority over opportunities for commercial harvest.
NOAA Fisheries and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) use surveys to assess biomass and set catch limits. Once this has been determined fishermen holding permits are allocated quota, and the number of permits is limited to prevent overfishing.
In addition, NPFMC/NOAA establish limits to mitigate encounters with non-target species, and in-season catch monitoring is rigorous. These methods ensure wild Pacific cod are available in Alaska for generations to come.
Cod is versatile. Use it in almost any recipe.
Cod, more fish for your money. You don’t have to pay a premium to enjoy this versatile whitefish.
Cod is very lean so it’s important not to overcook or over handle. This slightly sweet, firm and flaky whitefish is versatile enough to be applicable in nearly any recipe including roasting, poaching, steaming, sautéing, and deep-frying.
Our Fav Cod Recipes
The Cod Fleet
- Fishermen use pots, or hooks to catch Cod depending on the region of Alaska.
- Boats are not specifically built for Cod fishing, however many Cod fishermen outfit their vessels to participate in multiple fisheries throughout the year.