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Norway Pout

The Norway pout’s (Lat. Boreogadus esmarki) habitats are in the Northeast Atlantic, from the Barent Sea to the North Sea, around the Faroe Islands and Iceland from where it wanders to the East Greenland coast. It is found at depths of 40-400 metres. Its average length is 27 cm. The Danes and the Norwegians started fishing it for their fish meal factories from the North Sea in 1961. The Icelanders started in 1969. The catch has been about 14 thousand tonnes annually and it is believed, that the stock is large enough for much more exploitation.