(Gadus morhua L.)
size: 150 cm
The bigggest stock of cod is the Norwegian artic cod. This cod spend its
first years in the Barents Sea. Feeding, growing and getting old enough to
spawn it moves south along the Norwegian coast (see map in the middle
below). The most famous spawning grounds are found around Lofoten. For
hundreds of years this cod has been caught while staying at the spawning
grounds in spring. The cod are exported in different conditions as fresh,
frosen dried and salted.
To determine the age of the cod, the scientists "read" the cods
otoliths (ear stones). Maximum age is believed to be approximately 20
The coastal "see weed-cod" spend their whole life in the same area.