Gadidae (Cods and haddocks) Blue whiting(=Poutassou)
|A bottom otter trawl is a cone-shaped net consisting of a body, normally made from two, four and sometimes more panels, closed by one or two codends and with lateral wings extending forward from the opening. A bottom trawl is kept open horizontally by two otter boards. A boat can be rigged to tow a single or two parallel trawls from the stern or from two outriggers.|
|These are trawlers on which the fish is preserved by freezing.
|Species EnvironmentFound over the continental shelf and continental slope to more than 1 000 m, but more common at 300-400 m. Feeds mostly on small crustaceans, but large individuals also prey on small fish and cephalopods. Makes daily vertical migrations: surface waters at night and near the bottom during the day.|