Pandalus borealis / Crevette nordique / Eismeergarnele / Gamberetto boreale / Креветка северная / 野生北极甜虾 / 甘エビproduct
Northern shrimp is commercially valuable species widespread in cold parts of the Atlantic Ocean.
The species lives in waters with a temperature of 2-14°C (may occasionally occur in areas below 0°C), at depths of 10-500 m, predominately on soft muddy substrates. Due to cold surroundings Northern shrimp grows slowly. Females can reach a length of 180 mm, while males’ length does not exceed 120 mm. As a hermaphrodite, Northern shrimp starts out a male but once mature (at an age of around 4 to 7 years old) they change sex and complete their life cycle as a female.
We catch our Northern shrimp in the Barents Sea, FAO area 27.
Northern shrimp is caught with bottom otter trawl (OTB).
Annual catch of Northern shrimp has been as follows:
2010| 361,000 MT
2011 | 337,000 MT
2012 | 315,000 MT
2013 | 287,000 MT
2014 | 261,000 MT
2015 | 261,000 MT
2016 | 241,000 MT
Composition of food per 100g edible portion