Atlantic Cod

NFB-Hand.Line.CodAtlantic Cod are harvested from the clean, cold North Atlantic ocean. Cod populations and other ground fish such as Atlantic Pollock, Atlantic Haddock and Atlantic Hake have been increasing in recent years and will provide future processing opportunities. Our inshore fishers employ proper at-sea handling procedures from the moment the fish are captured.

The fish are bled, washed and iced thoroughly at sea. We process the fish quickly to ensure premium fresh, single frozen and salted quality. We process and package cod into fresh and frozen fillets according to customer specifications. Atlantic Cod provides a premium, white, mild flavour and firm textured flesh.


Set in the coldest waters surrounding Newfoundland’s rugged Fogo Island, this short film follows a group of “people of the fish”—traditional fishers who catch cod live by hand, one at a time, by hook and line. Filmmaker Justin Simms takes viewers deep inside the world of these brave fishermen. Travel with them from the early morning hours, spend time on the ocean, and witness the intricacies of a 500-year-old tradition that’s making a comeback.

View HAND.LINE.COD. by Justin Simms 2016 | 13 min ( National Film Board of Canada)


Ocean Select Brand, the best quality cod on the planet
Caught sustainably using hand lines and cod pots

Our unique Ocean Select Brand has been 50 years in the making. The name speaks for itself because we are very selective about what we take from the ocean. It’s what sets us apart from the rest of the pack. Established in 1967 Fogo Island Cooperative Society Limited has 50 years of experience in perfecting its brand, honing its unique processes that enables it to compete with other major cod suppliers around the globe.