Codliver from Patreksfjörður (Iceland)
Facts & Figures
A good catch
Since fishing is so vital to Iceland, it makes sense that all cod from the country is MSC-certified. The cod sold by Sea Tales is caught with longlines, or bottom longline rigs as they’re sometimes called. In this method, the fishers feed a long, thin length of line, fitted with branch lines with baited hooks, off the back of the boat. This rig will then be resting on the seabed, where the cod live. Once the entire line has been set out, the fishermen go back to the starting point to begin hauling up the cod again.
The far west
Patreksfjörður is a small fishing village with 650 inhabitants. The cliffs east of the village, Látrabjarg, are known for its colonies of auks, puffins and other sea birds. A little further out is Bjargtangar, the most western point of Iceland and Europe.