Black Sablefish

Any fish that are not "straight", have severe skin abrasions, abnormal structure, or colour, are not selected and go to another grade. Quality control is done weekly to ensure flavour, clean flesh, and flesh consistency.

Delicate, Firm, Exquisite

Cold clean waters enjoy a brisk tidal flow in depths up to 600 feet. Gindara Sablefish are not a natural host for sea-lice and growing in its native environment, are naturally resistant to local pathogens and bacteria.  Gindara Sablefish mature in Kyuquot Sound without the use of antibiotics, hormones, or chemical treatments. Gindara Sablefish are cultured among the lowest population densities of any farmed animal, land or sea. Revolutionary sea cage design has virtually eliminated the threat and interaction of predators and further ensures we have no impact on our environment. Gindara Sablefish are raised under the guidelines of the Seafood Watch, Ocean Wise, and SeaChoice standards for the best choice in sustainability.

Quick Facts

Commonly Known As:
Gindara Sablefish, Black Cod

  • Species Name


  • Latin Name

    Anoplopoma fimbria

  • Origin

    West Coast of Canada

  • Harvest Method

    Net Caught

  • Range & Habitat


  • Producer


Year Round

Range & Habitat

about the fishery


Gindara is a partnership for community. The Kyuquot/Checleset First Nation granted permission to operate in its territory 20 years ago. Recognizing and ensuring the environmental stewardship of its territory, Gindara has become the largest employer in the Kyuquot/Checleset community. Not just providing a job, but an opportunity for the future of its people, within their traditional territory. 

Cultured on the West Coast of Canada, Gindara's pristine ocean currents are not influenced by the use of antibiotics or other chemicals. Gindara Sablefish is native to its environment and live in very low densities in harmony with nature, not bringing excess or pressure to its balance.

Gindara is 20 years of passion for Sablefish in the environment. Gindara Sablefish prefer to spend their lives in deepwater, away from parasites like sea-lice. Deep fjords provide powerful currents to exchange nutrients and oxygen. Egg to plate traceability ensure Gindara Sablefish adheres to the Green Rated production methods of the Seafood Watch program for sustainable seafood.

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