Haddock

Melanogrammus aeglefinus

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Found in the North-east Atlantic from the Barents Sea and Iceland to the western coasts of the Iberian Peninsula, across the North Sea and the West of British Islands.

ECOLOGY

Demersal species found between 10 to 450 m on sandy and rocky substrates. It feeds on fish, crustaceans, molluscs, echinoderms and polychaetes.

FISHERIES

Primarily caught by demersal trawlers but also by longlines, gillnets and seiners.

DID YOU KNOW

Haddock is easily identified by a distinctive dark blotch on both sides above the pectoral fin often described as a "thumbprint".