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Tusk (BROSME BROSME)

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TORSK, TUSK / BROSME BROSME
4 8 5.73 12.10 Kabelvag Norway 200698 N. Hearn
6 12 13.66 30.2 Vest Tjorn Sweden 150289 B. Hall
8 16 6.15 13.9 Kabelvag Norway 200698 N. Hearn
10 20 9.75 21.8 Lubbegrund Sweden 040481 R. Magnusson
15 30 9.90 21.13 Arnesberg Sweden 030689 P. Johansson
24 50 10.45 23.0 Langesund Norway 170891 D. Kallman
AT AT 16.05 35.6 Langesund Norway 220895 U. Stahre

The Tusk (Brosme Brosme)

is a menber of the cod family. Commercially it is of a certain amount of imortance.

The shape of the tusk resembles our two ling species, but it is chubbier and has only one continuous dorsal fin.

In Norway the tusk is common in deeper fjords on the west coast and along the continental shelf. Its depth range is 165 - 3,300 feet.

Its major spawning grounds lie between Scotland, the Faroe Islands and Iceland.

Norwegian tusk fisheries continue year round, in the north primarily along the contental edge to about the 72 paralell. A certain amound of tusk is also caught in trawl nets.

Tusk (BROSME BROSME) - European Federation of Sea AnglingIn the south tusk is mainly fished by the longline fleet on the banks from Møre to the Sogn & Fjordane counties.

The stocks of tusk are not monitored well. The catch per unit of effort in the gill net fishery has dropped significantly. It is reccommended to reduce the fishing effort by 30 percent for this fishery as well as that of the ling. The fishing of blue ling should stop completely.

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