The wild Alaska halibut and black cod season officially opened March 21. This year’s Total Allowable Catch (TACs) for Alaska halibut and black cod are set at 45.5 million pounds and 24.6 million pounds, respectively. The season will extend into mid-November, with frozen product available year-round.
Alaska boasts one of the largest populations of wild halibut and black cod in the world. Alaska black cod (also known as sablefish) is revered by chefs and consumers for its high Omega-3s content, and rich, luxurious flavor and texture. Alaska halibut is known for its hearty texture and mild sweet flavor. Visit www.alaskaseafood.org for recipes, black cod waitstaff tips and halibut waitstaff tips.