Blue whiting

Micromesistius poutassou

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Mediterranean
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

No

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Distributed along the North-east Atlantic from the Barents Sea southwards to North-west Africa. Also present in the Mediterranean Sea.

ECOLOGY

Oceanic and benthopelagic species present at depths ranging from 150 to 3000 m. Its diet consists mainly of small crustaceans, fish and cephalopods.

FISHERIES

Mainly fished using pelagic and bottom trawls, but also lines, seines and fixed nets.

DID YOU KNOW

This species makes daily vertical migrations, it is present in surface waters during the night and near the bottom at daytime.