All our products are from wild harvested species that are fresh-frozen at sea. Conditions always vary out at sea, and in order to supply quality in quantity, Ocean Trawlers offers an integrated chain from harvesting to markets all over the world.
Fruitful harvesting areas
Ocean Trawlers offers seafood from the North Atlantic Ocean (FAO area 27), Eastern Central Atlantic (FAO 34) and the Pacific Ocean (FAO 61).
North Atlantic Ocean
Atlantic cod and haddock are harvested in the icy Arctic waters of the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea. This huge fishing area, which is part of both the Norwegian and Russian exclusive economic zones, offers strong fishing stocks. In addition to cod and haddock, other important species include redfish, Greenland halibut, capelin, mackerel and herring.
These catches mainly come from FAO area 27. This area is broken down into the so-called ICES sub-areas and they can be seen on this map.
Various pelagic species are also harvested by Ocean Trawlers in Central Eastern Atlantic, off the coast of Morocco, Mauritania and Guinea-Bissau in FAO area 34.
In the Pacific Ocean, the largest volume is harvested in the Sea of Okhotsk and the West Bering Sea, all within the Russian exclusive economic zone (EEZ).
The Sea of Okhotsk has an abundance of Alaska pollock, which was MSC-certified in 2013, and of Pacific herring. The West Bering Sea also has Alaska pollock, Pacific cod, white halibut and other valuable species. All fishing takes place in FAO area 61.
The Russian EEZ is divided into harvesting zones and they can be seen on this map.