The Safina Center

Coho salmon.Coho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species is relatively abundant, and fishing methods cause little damage to habitat and other wildlife.
Pollock, Atlantic – Norway, Purse Seine and Gillnets

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. When fished with purse seines and gillnets in Norway, there are only low to moderate impacts on the habitat and non-target species.

Full species report here.