Skrei is a winter cod and comes from the Lofoten Islands in Norway. Skrei, from Skreid meaning in Norwegian: Wanderer. The season lasts from January till April at the latest. Tt is caught in the waters around the Lofoten, using longline and gillnetting methods. Special fishing licenses with allocated fishing quotas are required, along with certain regulations strictly enforced to protect the fish. The white meat is delicate, tasty and low in fat. The fillet is firm. Skrei can be pan fried, grilled, steamed, dried, smoked, deep fried and salted.