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Capelin

Characteristics

Type of freezing : Freshly frozen (F / f)
Manufacturers : "Kolpakovskogo RK"
Weight, g. :
Types of cutting : Undivided
Kinds : Atlantic , Far Eastern

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Description

Capelin is a marine ray-finned fish of the smelt family (Osmeridae).
Body length up to 25 cm, weight 52 g, maximum life span 10 years[2]. The capelin very small scales and small teeth. Back olive-greenish, sides and belly silvery. Males are distinguished by the presence on the sides of the strips of scales, each of which is present a semblance of a pile.
Capelin is distributed almost circumpolar in the Arctic and Northern parts of the Atlantic and Pacific oceans. Found: in the North Atlantic — Barents sea to Bear, the Norwegian sea to Spitsbergen, the coast of Greenland (74° n) and from Hudson Bay to the Gulf of Maine (USA); North Pacific to Korea and Vancouver island (Canada).

Pelagic schooling fish; feeds on planktonic crustaceans, making a serious competition between herring and juvenile salmon.
Capelin is a pure sea, and lives in the open sea, in upper layers of water (up to 300 m, rarely to 700 m). To the coast only during the spawning season, sometimes going even to the estuaries of rivers.
Before the reproduction of capelin collected in huge shoals that begin to approach the shores. In different parts of the area it spawns at different times, from spring to autumn. For shoals of capelin spawning, followed by swarms of cod, gulls, seals and even whales. When the wind is strong the waves discharge of the spawning capelin to the shore in the far East the coastline sometimes for many miles is covered with a layer of washed ashore capelin.

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