Fishing in Norway
Capelin cod (spring cod) is April — June.
Coastal cod all year round.
Atlantic cod. Length: up to 150 cm with a weight up to 45 kg (usually 60-70 cm, weight up to 6 kg). Color varies. Back greenish-olive, with numerous brown spots scattered on the sides, back and fins. The belly is white, without spots. Feeds on fish (herring, capelin, sand lance, young cod) and invertebrates (crustaceans, worms, needle-kojie. molluscs). It spawns off the coast of Norway in February – April. In may—June goes to nursery grounds in the Barents sea. Cod is one of the most common and economically important fish species in Norway. Cod occurs in the North Atlantic ocean. There are two main types of cod: the migratory oceanic cod and the stationary coastal. Coastal cod is a pronounced bottom fish, and oceanic migratory cod is pelagic fish living in the water column and making a long migration.
Of all the species of cod that live in Norwegian waters, the most important is the Norwegian Arctic cod . BellSouth in her adult life she spends in the Barents sea, but as immature (capelin cod) and pre-spawning fish (“scra”) migrated. The spawning areas extend from skrea Finnmark to the Herd, but the most important one is the area of the Lofoten Islands.
Spawning migration scree still remains the basis of the main seasonal fisheries in Norway, but currently scra also caught using trawl in the Barents sea.
Spring capelin cod will migrate to the region of Finnmark, where the spawning of capelin, which is the basis of traditional fisheries capelin cod. Coastal cod is not much different from cod living in the Barents sea, but prefers shallow depth where it is well adapted to life together with the other inhabitants of the coastal zone. Habitat coastal cod extends from shallow coastal waters to depths of 600 m.