Gadus morhua / Cabillaud / Kabeljau / Merluzzo nordico / треска / 鳕鱼 / 大西洋真鱈product
Stock levels of Atlantic cod is high, thanks to excellent fishery management and favourable environmental conditions
The North East Atlantic contains the largest cod stocks in the world. Jointly managed by Norwegian and Russian authorities, the stock is approved by the ICES for its sustainable approach.
Vesterålen and Lofoten are the main spawning areas for North East Arctic cod. Eggs are spawned near the surface between February to April. In warm years, cod can be found further to the north and east. In 2007, they were found as far as 81˚ (north of Spitsbergen) and 56˚E (the southern tip of Novaya Zemlya.
Atlantic cod is caught with a bottom otter trawl (OTM).
The total catch of Northeast Arctic cod (Barents Sea cod) since 2000 was:
2007 | 445,000 MT
2008 | 449,000 MT
2009 | 523,000 MT
2010 | 609,000 MT
2011 | 719,000 MT
2012 | 727,000 MT
2013 | 966,000 MT
2014 | 986,000 MT
2015 | 865,000 MT
2016 | 850,000 MT
2017 | 868,000 MT
2018 | 775,000 MT TAC
Composition of food per 100g edible portion