Norwegian lobster lives at depths between 20 and 800 metres, on soft seabeds where it can dig its burrow. The kidney shaped eyes are very sensitive to light, and it spends a lot of time hiding in the burrow. In shallow waters the lobster lives a nocturnal life, but in deeper waters it is most active during the day. It spawns in summer, and the female carries 1000 to 5000 eggs under its tail for about 9 months. The larvae drift freely in the ocean for 11 to 60 days before they settle on the bottom. The Norwegian Lobster can live up to 15 years.
Norwegian lobsters are fished using lobster pots or a special langoustine trawl, which is towed across the seabottom. Norwegian lobster fishing is regulated by licensing and fishing practices regarding minimum and maximum sizes which can be fished. It is caught all year around but is at its best in January to March when the water is cold.
Norwegian lobster is sold in the following forms:
Crustaceans, mollusks, polychaete worms, and scavenges animal carcasses
Norway lobster is especially rich in:
- Protein that builds and maintains every cell in the body.