Herring Omega-3 Powerhouse from Iceland

Herring are small fish providing omega-3s and vitamin D, which are associated with several health benefits.

According to the Marine Stewardship Council, herring is a small fish in the Clupeidae family, including more than 200 different species. It is one of the most common species in the world.

Herrings are small, oily fish found in the shallow, temperate waters of the North Atlantic, the Baltic Sea, the North Pacific, and the Mediterranean. 

Herring travels in vast schools, providing food for larger predators such as cod, salmon, and tuna. 

The herring’s particular advantage is that the diverse species breed in a different season, meaning there are usually fish to harvest, whatever nature has done to other land or sea crops.

Atlantic herring is the fish most closely associated with the northern coast of Iceland. 

Atlantic herring is a fish that has been an essential and sustaining food source for thousands of years. In addition, for some communities and countries, it was or is essential to the national economy.

In Iceland, responsibly monitored and controlled herring fisheries play an important part in maintaining levels of employment and residency in the rural fishing villages across Iceland.

All FISKOLÍA products are Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) certified for international recognition of a sustainable approach to preserving a natural balance in the sea environment.

Herring is silver coloured fish, with creamy coloured meat and high oil content. Their oiliness means that as well as being nourishing, they are tasty to eat fresh. Herrings can also be pickled, salted or smoked and thus stored as a reliable food source throughout the year.

Why herring fish oil?

Herring is a small, wild-caught fish common in Iceland. It’s considered a well-sustained fish with very low levels of contaminants.

Herring is low in the food chain, being a pelagic fish species with a short average lifespan than other fish.

Herring is a small to medium fish with an adult size range from 20 to 38 centimetres (8 to 15 inches) in length. They feed on mostly small planktons. 

In Europe, it is consumed for food. Most of the herring catch is either salted, pickled in barrels, or cured by smoking and sold as kippered herring. 

Herring oil is produced out of off-cuts from filleting. Thus we are using all the raw materials sustainably and preventing waste. 

It contains lower levels of contaminants and due to this fact, herring oil needs relatively mild processing.

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