Fiskebaren’s menu can vary from day to day depending on the catch. We work with sustainable fish and shellfish, also meaning preserving the sea animals natural habitat.
We use local organic and biodynamic greens where possible – acoording to the seasons changing.
Our fish and shellfish
A distinction is made in fishery between seagoing and coastal fisheries. Smaller scale coastal fishing is done by small vessels anchored in local ports across the country. The vast majority of coastal fishermen go out in the morning and return home the same evening as opposed to the larger vessels that may well be off up to several weeks at a time. The smaller, coastal vessels typically use passive fishing-gear such as nets, pots, hooks and traditional Danish seines that have a minimal impact on the bottom and biodiversity in contrast to e.g. trawling.
Bycatch is the name of the incidental catch in various fisheries. The catch of species other than the target species, which is thrown back to sea. In coastal fisheries bycatch often very low, as you can target the desired species quite precisely.
Langø is located on a peninsula in the westernmost corner of Lolland in southern Denmark. Shielded by the small land piece known as ‘the elbow’ is Langø port. From here fishing has been the main . Fishing on the Langø is done with nets, traps and pound-nets, carried out with minimum fuel consumption and with minimal damage to the marine environment.
Squid – Skagerak
The squid is mostly caught as desirable bycatch in other fisheries. We get our squid from Skagen or Strandbygaard, when it is possible and the squid is in season.
Brill – Bønnerup Strand
Bønnerup Strand is known for it’s large flatfish caught in gill-nets close to the coast, where there are several deep spots. The brill is in the turbot family, but is generally smaller than the turbot and is not fished as intensively.
Zander – Arresø
Zander from Tom – one of the last pound-net fishermen on the Danish lakes. Tom’s family has fished right on ‘Arrehavet’ for three generations and Little Tom (as he is called) is fourth generation fisherman. Tom always fishes with respect for the lake’s fish-stock, since the lake is his livelihood.
Mussels – Limfjord
Our mussels come from the rich mussel-beds of Limfjorden in the northern part of Jutland.
Arctic Char – Sweden
The arctic char is part of the salmon family and is only naturally emerging in the Arctic or other cold regions. Our arctic char are bred in their natural habitat in Vilhelmina more than 1,500 km north of Stockholm. They are certified sustainable and are raised partly on a lake that is 170 meters deep and onshore in the colder months.
Scallops – Norway
Our scallops are handpicked by divers along the north coast of Norway. Fishing in accordance with tightly laid out licenses from the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries to ensure sustainable fishing on the scallop stock.
Sea Urchins – Faroe Islands
Our sea urchins come from the Faroe Islands and the island Varga, where they are picked individually by divers every day.
Lumpfish roe – Langø
The lumpfish season is from February to May. The fishermen on Langø use large-meshed nets, where the only by-catch is a big turbot every now and then.
Cod – Langø
Our cod comes from Langø, where the country every day, weather permitting. It is captured in large mesh nets that are gentle on the scalp. The cod is cleaned thoroughly and put into large vats of ice water immediately after the catch, which ensures high quality.
Langoustines – Faroe Islands
Commonly caught lobster with bottom trawls in the Kattegat, Skagerrak and the North Sea. Unfortunately, the method both hard on the bottom and a large proportion unwanted by-catch. We buy most of our langoustines from either Swedish or Faroese pot-fishermen. A pot is a small cage which the langoustine climb into.
Our hake caught mostly in the Skagerrak by traditional Danish seine, which is an old Danish fishing technique that is gentle to the live fish as they are not staying so long in the seine.
Our king crab is caught along the northern part of the Norwegian coast, where it is an invasive species. It was initially only found in the Pacific, but in the mid-1960’s the Russians released some in the Murmansk fjord. The stock has since spread and is now caught all the way down to Porsangerfjorden in Norway.
Oysters – France
We get our fresh oysters from France, where they have a long tradition in oyster-farming and are dedicated to doing an eco-friendly and sustainable way.