The ice cold waters of Georges Bank are home to an exceptional supply of fresh haddock during this time of year, and the Georges Bank fishing season has officially opened. The season is open from January 1st until February 1st, and will re-open on the 1st of June for fresh groundfish like haddock.
Fresh Groundfish in the Form of Haddock
The quality of fresh haddock harvested during this season is excellent, with the fish all being dragger caught. BST customers can rely on there being ample supply, considering about 90% of the boats catch will be haddock for our fresh groundfish inventory.
Haddock are recognized as fresh groundfish as they live towards the bottom of the ocean. Haddock has a bit of a sweet taste to it, and a finer flake than cod. Raw haddock is white and becomes even whiter once cooked. Fresh haddock has a clean, white flesh and has excellent cooking versatility. The freshness of a haddock fillet can be determined by how well it holds together, with fresher fillets being the firmest of this fresh groundfish.