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Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Pollock, Atlantic – Norway, Danish Seine and Trawl

Pollock are found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean but are more numerous and widespread in European than in American waters. They are fished in many places in their range.  Atlantic Pollock reach sexual maturity between three and eight years of age and can live for at least 20 years and grow at moderate rates.

Atlantic Pollock populations in Norway are abundant and well-managed. However, when fished with danish seines and bottom trawls, this causes damage to seafloor habitats.

Full species report here.