Fish Facts

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Atlantic Halibut
Hippoglossus hippoglossus | Kveite | Fletan de I’Atlantique | Heiilbutt

Halibut is the largest of the flounder fish, long, with a large mouth and powerful tail fin. The halibut has a grey eye side and a white blind side. The young fish can be found on the coast and in relatively shallow water, while bigger halibut usually keep to depths of 1,000 to 6,600 feet. Spawining occurs during late winter in deep water along the Norwegian coast.

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Gadus morhua L. | Torsk | Morue, Cabillaud | Dorsch, Kabeljau

Cod is one of the commonest and most economically significant of our saltwater fishes. We differentiate between migrating pelagic cod and stationary coastal cod.

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Clupea harengus | Sild | Hareng | Hering

The Atlanto-Scandic herring consists of three distinct groups: Norwegian spring spawning herring, Icelandic spring spawning herring and Icelandic summer spawning herring.
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Scopthalmus maximu | piggvar | turbot | steinbutt

Turbot is most often found in fjords in Southern and Western Norway and along the coast northwards to Trondelag. It is a flat and almost circular member of the Scopthalmus family.

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Orret | Truite | Forelle

Trout is an extensive member of the salmon family and there are many different species, they include sea trout, freshwater trout (lake trout), brook trout and rain-bow trout.

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Atlantic Salmon
Salmo Salar | Laks | Saumon Atlantique | Lachs

Salmon is found in the North Atlantic, the White Sea, off Greenland, and along the entire Norwegian coast. Salmon is an anadromous fish species, which means it spawns in freshwater and lives most of its life in the ocean. Spawning takes place in the late fall and eggs remain buried in river gravel until hatching in April-May.

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