European hake in the North Sea, Skagerrak and Norwegian coastal waters



Nordsjøsild er en pelagisk stimfisk som finnes i Nordsjøen, Skagerrak og Kattegat. Det er både høst-, vinter- og vårgytende sild i området, men den høstgytende nordsjøsilda dominerer.


Norwegian spring-spawning herring

The herring is a pelagic fish inhabiting the upper water masses. Norwegian spring-spawning herring (NSSH) belongs to the Atlanto-Scandian herring together with Icelandic summer-spawning and Icelandic spring-spawning herring.



Despite its commercial interest, lumpfish is a poorly studied group, and many aspects of its lifecycle and ecology are unknown. Lumpfish is a semi-pelagic species. The adults are distributed in the open ocean but migrate towards coastal areas to spawn. This happens during the spring season and the males generally arrive at the coast before the females.


Northeast Arctic saithe

Saithe occur only in the North Atlantic, with a small population in the western part between the border of Canada and USA. In the Northeast Atlantic saithe is currently divided into six stocks primarily in the area west of Ireland, west of Scotland, around the Faroe Islands, Iceland, the North Sea, and along the Norwegian coast north of Stad.


Norway pout

Norway pout is a small, short- lived fish species in the cod family (Gadidae) that lives at depths ranging from 50-250 meters.