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Cod and Haddock: What’s the Difference?


Welcome Anywhere, Anytime

When it comes to firm, flaky, mild-tasting fish that are welcome anywhere, anytime, we focus on cod and haddock. They’re called “groundfish” in the fisheries profession, because they like to spend their ocean time near the bottom. You see, cod and haddock like it cold. They thrive in cooler waters, and that’s one reason our North Atlantic varieties are so much preferred for their texture and flavor.

Not only the quality, but also the supply of cod and haddock is relatively steady, and that makes them a great value. It also works well with our culture at Boston Sword & Tuna of supporting seafood sustainability. Cod and haddock currently carry the rating, “Good Alternatives,” among the sustainability ratings on our website. So, when you buy fresh haddock fillets online or buy cod fish online from Boston Sword & Tuna, you can be assured of being a good citizen of the sea, as well as a happy customer.

The Relationship

Most people refer to cod and haddock collectively as whitefish and use them in recipes pretty much interchangeably. They’re what you’ll get if you stop for fish-and-chips across the street from the Tower of London, and yet one of the two will probably be there when you order a Mediterranean recipe from a restaurant in New York City. If you’re lucky enough to dwell near the North Atlantic, you’re pretty sure to meet cod and haddock frequently when you look around for seafood and great dining ideas.

Now that we have set up gourmet fresh seafood delivery online, you don’t have to live in one of these coastal cities to get the best cod and haddock to come off the boat. Our experience and relationships with the best boats and fisheries assures you of getting fresh fish overnight to your door.

The Difference They Can Make for You

Now, the significance of making it easy to get such delicious, versatile, agreeable – some say “amiable” – fish, fresh and handy online, is that they’re good for you. There’s a lot of science, but the simple fact is there’s widespread agreement that most of us should eat more seafood. And few if any fish can “go anywhere, do anything” better than cod and haddock.

For cod and haddock or for a host of other seafood possibilities, Boston Sword & Tuna is ready to be your reliable source for shellfish and online fresh fish delivery. We’re using five generations of commitment and know-how to become your own best fresh seafood market online.

Michael J. Scola

While earning his degree in business, Michael spent summers and winters working the floor at Boston Sword & Tuna and learning the seafood business from the ground up. As a fifth-generation fishmonger and handled different species, lumped sword and tuna, sorted through vats of haddock and cod, broke down salmon cases, graded the fish, and more. During this time, Mike was a veritable sea sponge, learning from the most-experienced seafood professionals in the game while acquiring the tools needed to be successful in this gritty industry.