• Queens Alaska pollack: Whitefish that tastes like the sea

    Written by Hanneke Dassen

‘Many popular species of whitefish come from aquaculture, but Queens also likes to offer whitefish that is wild-caught.’

Many popular species of whitefish come from aquaculture, but Queens also likes to offer whitefish that is wild-caught. This makes our Alaska pollack a nice briny alternative to freshwater fish like basa and tilapia.

– Harry Hoogendoorn, general manager of Queens Products

The popular Alaska pollack is naturally found in the high cold waters of the Pacific. This makes Alaska the perfect place for catching this common fish. Every year, a strict quota is set which the trawler fishermen have to comply with. This ensures that the fish stock remains at a high level and that nature is respected. It is therefore no surprise that all Queens Alaska pollack is MSC certified.

Harry Hoogendoorn: ‘Many Alaska pollack are processed into large blocks, used for making fish sticks, which are popular with children. We have chosen a supplier who could supply us with whole Alaska pollack fillets which, straight after being caught, are immediately frozen on board.’

En route to the Netherlands, the freshly frozen Alaska pollack makes a stop-over in China where it is hand-processed into the boneless fillets you have grown accustomed to from Queens. Our own Queens quality assurance officers always ensure that this is done with the greatest precision and care for hygiene and quality.

Do you want to know more about fishing in Alaska? Then visit alaskaseafood.org

Do you want to know more about Queens Alaska pollack? Then visit our product page.

Written by Hanneke Dassen