The Barents Sea is a marginal sea of the Arctic Ocean, located north of Norway and Russia. Known in the Middle Ages as the Murman Sea, its current name comes from the Dutch navigator Willem Barents. It is a relatively deep shelf sea.
(Pandalus borealis) ‘Borealis’ means northern and refers to the prevalence of these prawns in far-northern waters where sea temperatures are between one and six degrees Celsius. Harvested in the Barents Sea at depths of between 1,148 ft. – 1,476 ft.
Cod is the common name for the Gadus genus of demersal fish, belonging to the family Gadidae. Our cod is harvested in the Barents Sea at depths of between 1,312 ft. – 1,640 ft.
The prawns are caught in the winter months of January and February at depths of 2,460 ft., at the very edge of the ice – in the cleanest and most crystal clear waters on the planet. Fishing in these waters is very challenging because the air temperature can drop to minus 40–45 degrees Celsius.