mai 30 2011

Atlantic bonito in Norway

Published by at 9:35 pm under Fish and fishing

Last summer we got a new visitor in Norwegian waters. It all started when a bonito (Sarda Sarda) was caught in a net in the southern part of Norway. Then reports about Atlantic bonito came from the eastern part and the western part of the coast.

Sarda Sarda

Small schools of bonito were also caught in purse seine by fishermen fishing for mackerel. The pattern of the catches indicates that the bonito hit the coast in southwest and then split. Some migrated northwards along the western coast while others migrated eastwards.

During fall Danish and Swedish anglers got the «bonito-fever» as fish passed Skagerrak and migrated into Kattegat. Such a massive migration to The North Sea and Swedish and Danish waters has never happened before, and this event was also exciting to the marine biologists.

Atlantic bonito

Even this winter a couple of atlantic bonito were caught in the western part of Norway. Norwegian marine biologists have collected several species in order to take biological samples. Anglers, fishermen and biologists have some hopes for the next summer. Was this just a rare occation or will the atlantic bonito find their way back to Norway?

6 responses so far

6 Responses to “Atlantic bonito in Norway”

  1. stan fishingon 09 jun 2011 at 4:32 pm

    bonita are a lot of fun to catch. i hope you see them agian.

  2. Little Big Pet Reptile Supplieson 16 aug 2011 at 12:15 pm

    I guess it global warming that is making these fish search for colder waters, which is shame really

  3. tiggyon 28 aug 2011 at 7:57 am

    make sure theresw some for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Tom Rizzoon 14 sept 2011 at 4:21 pm

    Hello Mr. Tangen,

    It was a very pleasant surprise to find your website during my research of Norwegian historical Halibut fishing. The blog is excellent – historically and timely. Should you visit my blog, you will soon realize that the main theme is glass fishing floats, their maker’s, users and collectors.

    The use of large glass Egg floats for Halibut fishing is what prompted me to research. I’m wondering if you have any knowledge of glassfloat use in Norway, and specifically if you have or can obtain knowledge of large Egg float use for deepwater Halibut fishing? If you have that knowledge, would you consider sharing it with me, and allowing me to share it with the blog readers?

    It would be a pleasure to communicate with you, and I end with the hope that we will. Thank you for your time and consideration.

    Tom Rizzo

  5. Melissa Smithon 15 feb 2012 at 12:53 pm

    Nice catch! I’m still a newbie. I hope to catch that big a fish someday. My record so far is 6inches.

  6. Roberton 10 apr 2012 at 3:38 am

    Would love to fish these waters some day. I am stuck in california for now with the lame fish haha