Monkfish

BREIFLABB
Lophius piscatorius (Latin)
Monkfish, Anglerfish (UK)
Baudroie commune (F)
Seeteufel (D)
Морской черт (R) 

 

The fish/fishery
The anglerfish has a big head about half of its total length. It is found from the intertidal zone down to 600 m depth, but during spawning in the spring it can move down to a depth of 2500 m. Spawning occurs mainly west of the British Isles. In Norway, fishing for monkfish traditionally been a bycatch fishery. In recent years net fishing for anglerfish has developed. This fishery is mainly on the coast of Møre and Romsdal, and Song and Fjordane.

Fishing methods
Bottom Yarn, bottom trawls, bottom line

Season: All year.

Size: Up to 200 cm and 79 kg.