Calories from Fat
Capelin are members of the Osmeridaefamily of smelts. They are known as sparling in England. Capelin are slender
translucent olive colored, small-scaled fish that grow to a maximum length of 25 cm (10 in). Capelin was once the primary food of cod in the North Atlantic. When the cod population diminished the capelin population increased drastically.
In Asia, females capelin only is consumed and it is considered a delicacy. The roe content of the fish is important to determine the quality. Capelin roe (“masago”) is considered as a high value product.
Male capelin is more consumed in Russia and Eastern Europe countries
Season runs from July to September
The males are usually bigger than females with sizes around 25cms and 40g
Females are usually smaller and commercially graded by pcs/kg.
Big sizes of female capelin are usually used for the industry (Under 40pcs/kg,41-45pcs/kg and 46-50pcs/kg
Smaller sizes are used for direct consumption (61-65pcs/kg and 65+)
9kg / 10kg /18kg upon request
Landfrozen, Block Frozen
Also known as caplin the flavor resembles herring. Capelin Roe is considered a delicacy in many regions around the world. In China it is also consumed fried.
COUNTRY OF ORIGIN/FAO
wild caught, Canada, Norway
Capelin are graded by sex as the females containing the roe are more valuable. Once graded by sex they are graded by ct per KG and packed in blocks. Capelin gets sold to export markets where it is dried, and is also used to feed marine mammals.