Canadian Grade Compendium
Volume 8 - Fish

Part 3 Bloaters and Bloater Fillets

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Bloater

42. The grades and grade names for bloaters are "Choice" and "Standard".

43. A bloater, which is a properly cured herring, that is packaged and graded

  • (a) "Choice", must have been smoked to a golden colour; or
  • (b) "Standard", whether or not it has taken the smoke properly, must be broken at the throat or belly or has other slight defects.

Bloater Fillet

44. The grades and grade names for bloater fillets are "Choice" and "Standard".

45. A bloater fillet, which is a properly cured herring fillet, that is packaged and graded

  • (a) "Choice", must have been well smoked and show considerable fat; or
  • (b) "Standard", must not meet the requirements of paragraph (a).
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