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Finfish

Wolf Fish

Wolffish are known to reach lengths of 7 feet and weigh up to 40 pounds. They have rather fat heads and a large mouth filled with sharp fang-like teeth. Their skin has no scales. Wolffish inhabit rocky bottoms in nearly freezing deep waters and feed on hard-shell mollusks and crustaceans. They are an important predator of sea urchins and green crabs. Wolffish is never served whole. Its pearly white meat has a mild, sweet flavor and a texture similar to lobster. The Norwegian Wolffish is a solitary fish which does not lend to a targeted fishery. It is primarily caught as bycatch from cod and haddock fisheries and frozen at sea. Norway’s management of this species has led to catches more than doubling and an increase in the size of the fish.