Pelagic Fish

Pelagic fish live in the pelagic zone of the ocean

The pelagic zone of the ocean begins at the low tide mark and includes the entire oceanic water column. The pelagic ecosystem is largely dependent on the phytoplankton inhabiting the upper, sunlit regions, where most ocean organisms live.

Herring
Pelagic

The Norwegian spring-spawning herring breeds mostly in the north of Norway and the Barents Sea. Herring is a delicious sea product and is eaten fresh, smoked or preserved as pickled herring, marinated herring, etc.

The Norwegian fishing season mainly occurs during the period from October to March when the herring have attained to high quality and are easily accessible.The herring fishing season for the North Sea Herring mainly occurs during summer and autumn.

Catching Method: Purse seine

Grading:

125-200 gr
200-300 gr
250 gr+
300 gr+
350 gr+
400 gr+

Grading butterfly fillets:

10-16 pcs/kg.
8-12 pcs/kg.
6-10 pcs/kg.
5-8 pcs/kg.
4-7 pcs/kg.

Grading single fillets:

30-50g
40-70 gr
50-80 gr
80-110 gr
100 gr+

  • Product categories:Whole-round, fillets and flaps
  • Packing type:Standard 20 kg cartons and vacuum packed
  • Season:September-march

Fat percent

  • January:12-16%
  • March :7-9%
  • May:8-12%
  • September:18-22%
  • December:15-16%
  • Nutritional facts:Herring is an excellent source of vitamins A, D and B12. It has a high content of Omega-3 fatty acids.

Mackerel
Pelagic

The Atlantic mackerel is easily recognized by its round, beautifully streamlined body, filled with irregular bands of metallic green and blue along the back.

Mackerel is a pelagic schooling species found on both sides of the North Atlantic Ocean. The fish gather in in huge shoals migrating towards the coast to feed on small fish and prawns during the summer. Mackerel is fished in the North Sea, Skagerak and the Norwegian Sea. Autumn is the season for migration into the North Sea and Skagerak in the autumn. Towards the end of the year, the fully matured mackerel migrate out of the North Sea towards the spawning grounds to the west and southwest of Ireland, where they start spawning in March. The fishery takes place primarily from September til November, but there is also a local fishery in the Lofoten area (North of Norway) in June-July of summer mackerel.

Summer mackerel is traditionally larger in size. Together with our long- term partner in the Fishing fleet, we can offer summer mackerel from the start of the season in June.

Catching method: Purse seine

Grading:

200-400 gr
300-500 gr
400-600 gr
600 gr+

  • Product categories:Whole-round
  • Packing type:Cartons of 10 and 20 kg
  • Season:June – November

Fat percent

  • January:18-22%
  • March:15-20%
  • July:20-24%
  • September:28-31%
  • November:28-30%

Nutritional facts:The mackerel is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and is an important source of vitamins A, D and B12. Mackerel is also a good source of healthy protein and selenium.

Capelin
Pelagic

Capelin is a typical pelagic schooling species living of plancton. Capelin grows fast and reaches the size of 14-18 cm in 3-4 years. The main catching area is in the Barents Sea, but during February/March it reaches the coast of the northern part of Norway where the main catching takes place.

Catching method: Purse seine

Grading:

According to buyers specifications. Can be graded as ocean run (mix), female and male.

  • Product categories:Whole-round, graded and ungraded
  • Packing type:Standard 20 kg cartons
  • Season:February-march

Fat percent

  • February:10-15%
  • March:6-10%

Silver smelt
Pelagic

The greater silver smelt has a pointed head, deeply forked tail, and slender, compressed body, but it has much larger eyes than either smelt or capelin, a character no doubt associated with its deep-water home; its mouth is much smaller, not gaping back even as far as the eye; and its dorsal fin stands wholly in front of the ventrals, instead of above them as it does in both the smelt and the capelin.

The distribution of the greater silver smelt is as follows:- Eastern Atlantic: Svalbard to west coasts of Scotland and Ireland, deeper parts of the North Sea and across the Wyville Thomson ridge to Denmark Strait. Spawns from April to July

Catching method: Trawl and purse seine

Grading:

Round frozen or minced Block

  • Product categories:Round frozen or minced block
  • Packing type:Standard 20 kg cartons
  • Season:February-June
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