Common size of Tusk in the catch is in the range of 40 to 75 cm. The largest individual caught in Icelandic waters measured 120 cm. They can live up to 40 years.
The total catch of Tusk in Icelandic waters in 2017 was 1,828 tonnes, as compared to 2646 tonnes in 2016.
Icelandic tusk - catch 2013-2017 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland
Ling is caught throughout the year.
Icelandic tusk - Catch by fishing grounds 2017 - Source: Marine Research Institute
The main markets for tusk are Italy, Germany, Belgium and Canada.
Icelandic tusk - Export value by countries in 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland
Nutritional facts for raw Tusk - Per 100g edible portion: