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Shellfish

European lobster is found along the coast in the temperate region of the North-East Atlantic, extending from the warm waters of Morocco into the colder waters around the Arctic Circle in northern Norway. Read more

Red King crab was introduced deliberately to the Barents Sea in the 1960s by Soviet scientists, and the stock has increased heavily in abundance as well as in distribution. The crab is now common in coastal areas from Cape Kanin in the east to Northern Troms in the west. Read more

Edible crab are found along the Norwegian coast from the Swedish border to Troms county, and an increasing by-catch of the species in gillnets indicates that the resource is spreading northwards. Read more

Shrimp are small animals that live on the floor of oceans and lakes. There are over 2 000 different species of shrimp worldwide. The largest stocks occur in the West Atlantic off Canada and Greenland. The remaining part of catches originate largely from the somewhat smaller stocks found off Iceland, in the Barents Sea and the North Sea. Read more