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Lloyds Register (Acoura)
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27 Jan 2015
Certificate expires : 
26 Jan 2020


Nephrops norvegicus, also known as Norway lobster, scampi, langoustine or Dublin Bay prawn, is a decapod crustacean, closely related to lobster. Nephrops are found primarily in muddy sediments in which they build complex burrow systems. They grow up to around 25cm long. 

The species is distributed throughout the northeast Atlantic from Iceland and the north western coast of Norway to the Atlantic coast of Morocco, and is also found in the western and central Mediterranean. There are important commercial fisheries for nephrops across its geographical range.

The fishery operates around Skagerrak and Kattegat, in the waters between Denmark and Sweden. It primarily uses demersal or bottom otter trawl (single, twin or pair) – cone-shaped nets with a closed end and lateral wings extending forward from the opening. The gear is designed to minimise bycatch of other species such as cod and undersized nephrops.