i spent a total of five months in shetland. cold water cold water fish. haddock should have a sweet fresh light scent. never have an odor.since i live in florida and boy did i eat my fair share of haddock in shetland. the fillets we saw were sometimes very large. it is primarily used for fis-n- chips. yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Torch, like CC and Ruth said, the term fish odor is sort of a misnomer. Fish should have no real smell other than the waters they came from. The term fish odor indicates something that smells. If it smells like "fish" it has already started to turn and what you are smelling is the beginning of bacterial breakdown If it is a light smell, it can probably be washed and still be fine. Use citrus/tomato based sauces. Don't try to cover it up though. If it's too bad you just can't do it! So again fish should smell clean and fresh and have no discernable "fishy odor".