Coley

Scientific name: Pollachius virens
Market name: Coley

Coley, which can also be called Saithe and has the Latin name Pollachius Virens, belongs to the same family as cod and haddock. Coley usually enters coastal waters in spring and returns to deeper water in winter. It is widely distributed across the Atlantic Ocean and is very common around the waters of the North East of Scotland as well as Norway and the Faroes.

It is a gregarious fish, inhabiting both inshore and offshore waters, and living close to the seabed. Coley tends to be dark green in colour and they can grow up to 1.3m long and live for 25 years.

Coley is a flavoursome fish and has a meaty flaky texture. We select the finest quality fillets from the coastal waters of Scotland and they are individually filleted skinned and boned before being individually frozen.

The fillets are quick to cook, naturally healthy and are low in carbohydrates and fat.

Flavour
Medium
Sweet
Strong
Mild
Texture
Medium
Soft
Firm
Meaty
Oil content
High
Omega 3
Low
Medium

Seasonality

  1. Apr
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Global supply

World map showing waters where Coley is found.