The sablefish, Anoplopoma fimbria, is one of two members of the fish family Anoplopomatidae and the only species in the Anoplopoma genus. Found on muddy bottoms of the North Pacific at depths of 0.19 to 1.68 mi (300 to 2,700 m), it is commercially important in Japan.
Other vernacular names of the species in English include Butterfish, Black cod, Blue cod, Bluefish, Candlefish, Coal cod, and Coalfish, some of which are also used to refer to other species of fish, depending on the region.
It is also considered a delicacy in many countries for its sweet taste and flaky texture.
Sablefish is very high in healthy long-chain omega 3 fatty acids, EPA and DHA. It contains approximately as much as wild salmon. Wild Alaskan Sablefish is also very low in PCBs, dioxins, and mercury.