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How to Catch a Cod Fish?

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Living in a coastal area or travelling to a coastal area can be considered as one of the most wonderful things to do. You will get fresh air to breathe in and you will be able to catch your own food. If you are interested in having a nutritious seafood meal, you need to think about catching codfish. In fact, fermented cod liver oil is made out of codfish and you will be able to receive a variety of nutrients. In addition, cod fish tastes great and you would love to have it over and over again. Here are the steps that you need to follow in order to catch a cod fish.

catching codfish

Before you go out to catch a cod fish, you need to identify the time and place where cod fish live. Otherwise, you will just spend time in your boat without catching even a single cod. From the studies, it has been identified that the best time of the year to catch a cod fish is from September to January. The depth of water is not so important because cod fish prefer to live in shallow turfs. You can easily catch a cod fish during night time because they come near the shore to breed at that time. Cod fish can be found commonly in most of the coastal areas, especially in colored seas.


Now you are aware of the time and place and the next step would be to prepare bait and tackle. Some cod fish swell at the seabed. In order to catch them, you will need to have at least 30 pound of tackle. Codfish prefer to eat many different types of tiny animals that can be found in the sea. However, they love to eat clams, worms and crabs. If you can use them for bait, you will be able to increase your chances of catching cod fish. Many professional fishermen who go on hunting for cod fish use a plastic worm teaser to catch them without any difficulty. If you are planning to go on shallow boat fishing, you are encouraged to use squid as the bait.

tackle and bait

When you try to catch a cod fish, you need to pay special attention towards safety and precautions as well. That’s because a lot of hazards are associated with fishing. You should not attempt to fish in areas that you are not familiar with. If you go, you need to accompany an expert who has been shipping in that area for some time. In addition, you need to watch out for tides carefully. If you fish near the shore, heavy tides might come and sweep you away. In addition, you need to have a look at the weather forecast and go fishing only under favorable weather conditions. The weather can change at any given time and you need to be prepared for it as well. Then you will be able to catch cod fish without any hassle and prepare them with your own hands.

You can read more about cod fish at exportingfish.com.

Omega-3 Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) & Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) Benefits

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Omega-3 fats are essential to your overall health and they can be found in fatty layers of cold-water fish and shellfish, flaxseed, fortified foods, plant and nut oils, algae oils, and English walnuts. You can also get omega-3s as supplements.

Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA)  are two types of Omega-3 fats, and can be found on fish and krill. They are mostly known for their beneficial effects on your heart.

Low concentrations of EPA and DHA may result in an accelerated cognitive decline as well as an increased risk of death. Several studies also suggest that a higher intake of omega-3s may bring certain benefits that short-term supplements cannot give.

Omega-3, Eicosapentaenoic Acid (EPA) and Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) have a lot of benefits in many health problems, from mental and behavioral health to preventing premature death. Their main benefits include:

Heart Health: A study was made proving that on heart attack survivors, patients who were taking fish oil showed a drastic decrease in their risk of facing a heart attack, a stroke, or even death. Omega-3 fats also help to prevent cardiac arrhythmia

heart health

Normalizes Your Cholesterol Levels: Another study showed the positive effects of Omega-3 fats in controlling your cholesterol levels. They reduced the enzyme activity that causes the liver to metabolize fat, reducing liver triglycerides significantly more.


General Brain Functions: Omega-3 fats also showed to improve general brain functions including Parkinson’s disease and memory. With EPA and DHA your brain’s dopamine levels are high, the neuronal growth in the frontal cortex of your brain increases as well as the cerebral circulation.

brain performance

Osteoporosis and Rheumatoid Arthritis: They help to prevent fatty deposits and fibrosis of the inner layer of your arteries and act as anti-inflammatory. This results in a relief of the heat, pain, swelling and others.

  • Retinal and Brain Development in Infancy.
  • Autoimmune disorders like lupus and nephropathy.
  • Chron’s disease.
  • Asthma.
  • Breast, prostate and colon cancers.
  • Anti-Thrombotic: They help prevent a blood clot with a blood vessel or thrombosis.
  • Short Bowel Syndrome (SBS): Omega-3 has been helping saving children who are born with their intestine not completely formed yet.

You can find animal-based Omega-3 fats in different foods:

Fish: In the old days, fish could give you the omega-3 fats you needed. But now, with all the toxins and pollutants like the heavy metals present on the sea, eating fish is not even recommended anymore. The only exceptions are the wild-caught Alaskan salmon and the very small fish like sardines.

Fish oil: High-quality fish oils can certainly provide many benefits to your health. However, this oil doesn’t have enough antioxidants.

Krill oil: Its antioxidant potency is 48 times higher than fish oil.

Omega-3, EPA, and DHA have a lot of benefits to your health. They don’t only help you prevent some diseases as they help you get better as well. Make sure you include the Omega-3 fats in your regular diet, to maintain a healthy life.

Check out this short video on DHA’s importance.