FISHING GROUNDS

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The fishing grounds outside Båtsfjord and Sørvær are unique. Placed at the rim of the Barents Sea these fishing grounds have a high biological production that provides ultimate growth conditions for fish.
Båtsfjord: Sørvær:
   
- Makkaur - Silbøen
- Syltefjorden - Søyla
- Utenfor Kongsfjord - Longabakken
- Utenfor Båtsfjordnæringen/Rossmolen - Kveitgrunnen
  - Breivikfjorden

SEASONAL MAP

JAN FEB MAR APRIL MAY JUNE JULY AUG SEPT OCT NOV DEC
   
COD
HADDOCK
SAITHE
REDFISH
HALIBUT
TUSK
HIGH SEASON
MIDDLE SEASON
LOW SEASON

SPECIES

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COD

GADUS MORHUA

 

Cod is found extensively in the northern reaches of the Atlantic Ocean, and there are two main types; the migratory, oceanic cod and the non-migratory coastal cod. The coastal cod is a typical bottom-dwelling fish, whereas the migratory cod is more pelagic. Of the various stocks of cod in Norwegian waters, the Norwegian Arctic cod (also known as Skrei) is the most important. It spends most of it’s life in the Barents Sea, but migrates both as a juvenile and as a mature spawning cod. In the early months of each year in Norway, millions of Skrei undertake their annual journey from the Barents sea. Travelling thousands of miles back to their spawning ground along the northern part of the Norwegian coast.

Size
Up to 1.5 meters and weight 40kg

Living age
Up to 40 years

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SAITHE

POLLACHIUS VIRENS

 

Saithe is both a pelagic fish and a bottom-dwelling fish, living at depths between 0 and 300 meters. Saithe is an important commercial species in Norway. Fishing for saithe takes place in the coastal waters and north to west of the North Cape.

Size
Up to 1.2 meters and weight 20kg

Living age
Up to 30 years

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HADDOCK

MELANOGRAMMUS AEGLEFINUS

 

addock is a bottom-dwelling fish that lives at depths between 40 and 300 meters. Young haddock in the Barents Sea are relatively territorial, whereas larger fish undertake long migrations. Haddock is fished all year, but in the summer there is a special haddock fishery off the coast of eastern Finnmark.

Size
Up to 1.10 meters and weight 19kg

Living age
Up to 20 years

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REDFISH

SEBASTES MARINUS

 

There are three species of redfish in Norwegian waters, but the most common is Sebastes marinus. Redfish are found along the edge of the continental slope at depths of 100 to 500 meter. Common redfish migrate in the summer.

Size
Up to 1 meter and weight 15kg

Living age
Over 60 years

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HALIBUT

HIPPOGLOSSUS HIPPOGLOSSUS

 

Halibut, Hippoglossus hippoglossus Atlantic halibut is the largest member of the flatfish family. Juveniles are found along the coast of Norway in relatively shallow waters whereas full-grown Atlantic halibut usually stay at depths of 300-2000 meters.

Size
up to 3 meters and weight up to 300kg.

Living age
Female can be 50 years Male can be 30 years

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TUSK

BROSME BROSME

 

In Norway, tusk is common in the deepest fjords of the West Coast and along the continental slope. It is found at depths of 50 to 1000 meters, but usually at depths between 200 and 500 meters. In Norway, tusk is caught throughout the year; in the north, mostly along the edge of the continental shelf up to approx. 72 °N.

Size
Up to 1 meter and weight 9kg

Living age
Over 20 years

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GET TO KNOW OUR FISHERMEN!

JENS-EINAR B.JOHNSEN
BOAT:BJØRKÅSBUEN

JENS-EINAR
B. JOHNSEN

JAN ERIK PEDERSEN
BOAT:RØSTJENTA

JAN ERIK
PEDERSEN

RAGNAR PETTERSEN
BOAT:VEMA

RAGNAR
PETTERSEN

FINN TORE FRANTZEN
BOAT:VICTORIA

FINN TORE
FRANTZEN

RAYMOND BJØRKÅS
BOAT:FRØYA

RAYMOND
BJØRKÅS

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KURTH-ANDERS SLETTVOLL
BOAT:SLETTVOLL SENIOR

KURTH-ANDERS
SLETTVOLL

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ØYSTEIN ENOKSEN
BOAT:VARDØYFISK II

ØYSTEIN
ENOKSEN

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Tom Kenneth Slettvoll
BOAT: Gautind

Tom Kenneth
Slettvoll

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Bjørnar Jonassen
BOAT:Kildin

Bjørnar