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Issue 53 : July 2014  

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Meet the Icelandic Fishing Crew

A few months after introducing our fresh Icelandic cod program we are having great beginning success.


In order to bring you some of the freshest Icelandic cod in the U.S. market, an expert team of Captains and fishermen are constantly out at sea in the cold, fast moving waters of the North Atlantic to catch Icelandic cod, which is recognized for its beautiful color and superior quality.


Captain Sverrir Gunnalaugsson on board the GULLBERG has had a successful career working as a fisherman since the 60's and as a Captain for the last 4 decades. Today, he is still going strong, leading his crew out to sea to catch delicious Icelandic cod.


Captain Magnus Rikardsson on board the DRANGAVIK is "just" in his fifties and is recognized for his 30 years experience as Captain and for his good success leading crews, like the VSV crew, out to sea for some fresh catch! 


VSV's fishing vessels operate within Iceland's fisheries jurisdiction off the Southern Coast of Iceland. These hard working Captains and their crews fish for Atlantic cod in a responsible manner by using trawlers that operate according to international standards for sustainability such as Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and MSC Chain of Custody, which are certified by Global Trust, Ltd. 


Icelandic fishing grounds have seasonal openings and closures to maintain a healthy fishery. Icelandic cod grows in areas fully exposed to the strong currents of the Atlantic Ocean, giving the fish a clean, mild flavor and firm texture derived from the fast moving waters off the Icelandic coast.


Along with beautiful color and excellent quality, VSV's fresh catch is received at JFK and BOS for distribution to the North American market.


As with the rest of our products, VSV fresh Icelandic cod is traceable all the way back to its origin (or fishing ground!). Click here for product details.


Call us today to order some fresh Icelandic cod!

(800) 277-3459

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Q: Did you know that Tropical Ecuadorian tilapia are the only tilapia in the Americas farmed in brackish water?

A: Despite being freshwater fish, tilapia are believed to have evolved from marine ancestors (Kirk, 1972). This may explain the ability of most tilapia species and hybrids to tolerate a wide range of water salinity. They can normally grow and reproduce in brackish water. Available information indicates that salt tolerance depends on tilapia species, strains and size, adaptation time, environmental factors and geographical location. 

Source: Tilapia Culture by Abdel-Fattah M. El-Sayed - Page 38
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Tilapia with Cilantro-Walnut Pesto
Think Lean Nutrition!
The tangy, nutty flavor of the pesto, pairs beautifully with the mild-sweet flavor of tilapia! Click here for the recipe.
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Staff Notes

This month we celebrated a few birthdays at the Tropical office. 
Matthew Busko, Logistics Coordinator, celebrated his birthday on July 1st; followed by Victoria Martinez, Customer Service Representative on July 4th and James Lamountain, Customer Service Representative on July 15th. We ended the month with Roberto Cabrera, Logistics Coordinator celebrating his birthday on July 29th - Happy Birthday to All!  
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