Fat Tuna


Conger eel

Conger conger

The Congor eel usually occurs on rocky bottoms and at depths of up to 500 m.

Conservation Status

There is no immediate concern as to the status of this species in the Azores however, locally caught conger eels have been allocated a minimum commercial size of 58 cm.

Principal fishing methods

Handline and bottom Line.


The Conger may reach a maximum reported size of 300 cm (110 kg) and have a maximum reported age of 19 years.


All year round



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