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Explore the Arctic Cod through the lens of history, culture and gastronomy. Discover here routes and locations which developed around the fishing, the eating and the processing of Arctic Cod. Dive into our archive simply typing a word or choosing among our categories.

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The Squires

Squires owned most fishing villages in Lofoten. A squire was a landowner, he had fisherman’s cottages for rent, and he controlled the right to participate in the fishery. In Storvågan we find one of Lofoten’s oldest squires from 1815. In a period for almost a century here was a traditional fishing village with a lot […]

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the venetian stockfish

The Veneto region and Venice have a long history and connection with the Atlantic cod, which began at the end of the 15th century, initiated by the Venetian merchant Pietro Querini. After suffering shipwreck on 1431 in the North Sea, Pietro Querini found himself and some of his crew stranded on the coasts of the […]

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Processing

The Zoratto mill

The tradition of hand- beating stockfish is here explored through the secret of the Zoratto family by Alessandro Marzo Magno. Abstract from the article published in “Il Gazzettino”, 19 December 2019 Christian Zoratto is the owner of a 600-year-old water mill, the only one left to use the mallet to beat the Baccalà (or, as […]

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Eating

Torresmos de Bacalhau

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Processing

Video Portrait: Jonas Walsoe

Jonas Walsøe is CEO of L Bergs Sønner, Svolvær, a seafood company that processes arctic cod and trades internationally. He holds a master in Latin American studies and has a particular interest in local and international markets. In this Video Portrait, he talks about the present and the future of the stockfish business. Share this: […]

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Who is the Atlantic Cod?

The Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) belongs to the family of the Gadidae, the gadoids or cod-like fishes. The main differences from other similar species are their robust form, being laterally flattened and the body tapering towards the tail. Besides this, what clearly distinguishes cod from other species it’s the barbel, which is very useful in detecting […]

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Why is it difficult to achieve sustainability goals?

Provocation Guri Hjallen Eriksen, PhD Candidate SALT Lofoten/University of Oslo shares a provocation on the future of Skrei and the fisheries law. We have come far in establishing international best practices for fisheries governance. The challenge is, however, that we still seem far away from achieving sustainability goals. Why is this so? This is obviously […]

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