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Barents Sea haddock, Northeast Arctic haddock, NE Arctic haddock, Norwegian-Russian haddock
Haddock in the Northeast Arctic is considered a single stock (Giæver and Forthun 1999)(Olsen et al. 2010) and ICES assesses this unit yearly. Haddock and saithe are mainly bycaught in the cod fishery but there is also a target fishery (ICES 2019). More recent research suggests a genetic break around 68ºN (Lofoten Islands) in the distribution of haddock populations. This information contrasts with current management that considers the stock from 62ºN (Berg et al. 2021).