Golden redfish

Golden redfish

Sebastes norvegicus

The Golden redfish (Sebastes norvegicus) is a species of marine ray-finned fish belonging to the subfamily Sebastinae, the rockfishes, part of the family Scorpaenidae. It is found in the North Atlantic Ocean.

The Golden Redfish, a species larger than its counterpart, the Beaked Redfish, typically resides closer to the coast in depths of 100–500 meters. Its breeding area spans the continental shelf from Shetland to Andøya, with Storegga, Haltenbanken, and Vesterålen being key locations. Notably, the Golden Redfish population is smaller, leading to limited fishing, mainly by handlines in summer.

Dietary habits of young Golden Redfish start with zooplankton, gradually shifting to larger prey like krill, capelin, herring, and finally gadoids. Small Golden Redfish are preyed upon by cod and halibut. They reach a length of 10–12 cm at two years and grow about 2 cm annually until maturity, which half achieve at 11 or 12 years, corresponding to a length of 30–35 cm.


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