Haddock is a bottom-dwelling fish that lives at depths of between 40 and 300 metres. Its most important spawning grounds are in the North Sea, along the edge of the continental shelf off Møre og Romsdal County and off Southwest Iceland and the Faeroe Islands. Young haddock in the Barents Sea are relatively territorial, whereas larger fish undertake long migrations. For example, they migrate down along the coast of Northern Norway and the banks off the coast of Troms County to spawn. Haddock is fished all year, but in the summertime, a special haddoc fishery by means of floating long lines takes Place off the coast of eastern Finnmark.
The factories have a lot of small coastal vessels as suppliers of fresh fish. These vessels have a short way from the catching area to the local factory. In that way the fish is guaranteed to be fresh when it is packed and ready to be shipped out to the customers.
- Catching method:Trawl, long line and gillnet
- Packing type:Random weight carton or bag
- Grading:0.5-1.0 kg 1.0-2.0 kg 2.0-3.0 kg 3kg+ 5kg+
- Nutritional information: High in vitamins B6 and B12It is also a good source of healthy protein and selenium. Selenium is a necessary component in many of the body’s chemical reactions and it is also essential for maintaining the fluid balance in the body. Vitamin B12 plays an important role in maintaining nerve fibres. Per 100g haddock, total amount of vitamin B6 is 0.3 IU (15% of Daily Value), that of vitamin B12 is 1.2 mcg (20% of Daily Value) and selenium is 30.2 mcg (43% of Daily Value)