Norway pout

Trisopterus esmarkii

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • 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 southwest of the Barents Sea to the South English Channel. Also present around Iceland and the Faeroe Islands.

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic to pelagic species found on muddy bottoms, mainly at depths between 50 to 200 m. Its diet usually consists of crustaceans and small fish.

FISHERIES

Landed using small-meshed trawlers and to a lesser extent using seines.

DID YOU KNOW

Norway pout is a short-lived fish species which rarely gets older than four years. It constitutes an important link in the marine food web.