An extremely valuable fishery on both sides of the North Atlantic. In 1987, the FAO reported that landings of this species amounted to 439,295 tn (398,522 t), of which total most (400,530 tn; 363,353 t) was taken in the northeastern Atlantic. Leading fishing countries are United Kingdom, Russia, Norway, and Iceland, followed by France, Denmark, and others. Northwest Atlantic landings are dominated by Canada, followed by the United States. ♦
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