Present in the North-east Atlantic from the Barents Sea and Iceland and southwards to the Bay of Biscay. Also present in the southern Baltic Sea.
Pelagic gregarious species found in the depth range 30 - 370 m. Migrations are known to occur, particularly for spawning. Its diet is mostly fish and crustaceans.
Mainly caught by pair and single trawls, gillnet, purse seine and longline fisheries.
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Saithe migrate to coastal waters during spring time to spawn and to deeper waters in winter.