The Atlantic Cod

The Atlantic Cod (Gadus Morhua) is a predatory saltwater fish present in the Northern Atlantic Ocean as well as the seas of northern Europe, including the Baltic. It is a schooling fish which lives in deep water. Cod and members of their family feed mainly on small marine organism, especially small fish. It features a characteristics color pattern along its side. Cod is an important economic part of the fisheries of northern Europe, though continued pressure on its populations has seen stocks dwindle in the past decades. It, nonetheless, remains a highly prized fish by anglers.

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