Tusk

Tusk

Size

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.  

Catch

The total catch of Tusk in Icelandic waters in 2018 was 2,094 tonnes, as compared to 1,820 tonnes in 2017.

Icelandic tusk - catch 2014-2018 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Season

Ling is caught throughout the year.



Icelandic tusk - Montly catch 2018 (tonnes) - Source: Statistic Iceland

Fishing gear

Icelandic tusk - Catch by fishing gear 2018 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Fishing grounds

Icelandic tusk - Catch by fishing grounds 2017 - Source: Marine Research Institute

Products

Icelandic tusk - Export value by product groups in 2017 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Markets

The main markets for tusk are Germany and Italy.

  • GermanyGermany 42%
  • ItalyItaly 28%
  • CanadaCanada 5%
  • BelgiumBelgium 4%
  • SwedenSweden 4%

Icelandic tusk - Export value by countries in 2018 - Source: Statistic Iceland

Nutrition facts

Nutritional facts for raw Tusk - Per 100g edible portion:

88
Calories
19 g
Protein
38% DV
1 g
Fat - total
2% DV
0 g
saturated
1% DV

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