A large commercially important fish with a slate-blue to black back, occurring throughout the North Pacific.
Anoplopoma fimbria, family Anoplopomatidae‘Chapter One starts with oysters, mussels and clams and subsequent chapters visit herring and shad, sablefish and butterfish, mahi mahi, halibut and sand dabs.’
- ‘Some seafood should be eaten only once a month: tuna steaks, red snapper, orange roughy, Pollack, halibut, northern lobster, marlin, moonfish, saltwater bass, wild trout, bluefish, grouper, croaker and sablefish.’
- ‘Three ounces of sablefish (sometimes called black cod, though they're not members of the cod family) offer 1.7 g of omega - 3 fats.’
- ‘Actually, black cod is not cod at all, but sablefish (harvested right here in the North Pacific) and its sweet, rich flavour was put to good use in this smoky dish.’
- ‘As well, individual quotas have been introduced in certain pacific fisheries (e.g., for abalone, herring, geoduck, sablefish and halibut), and in freshwater fisheries.’
- ‘Ecotrust studied the implementation of and fallout from what was considered to be a progressive IFQ-based management system in Canada's West Coast geoduck, halibut, sablefish, groundfish trawl and shellfish fisheries.’
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