The Norway Lobster (Nephrops norvegicus), also called the Dublin Bay Prawn, Langoustine or Scampi, is found in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean and North Sea as far north as Iceland and northern Norway, and south to Portugal. It is not common in the Mediterranean except in the north Adriatic Sea.
The Norway Lobster is a slim orange-pink lobster up to 9.5 inches long. The tail is muscular, and is frequently eaten, often under the name “scampi”. Norway lobsters are solitary predators, feeding on other animals such as worms and fish.
The Norway lobster is an important species for fisheries, being caught mostly by trawling. Around 60,000 tons are caught annually, half of it in the United Kingdom’s waters. Norway lobster is eaten on special occasions in Spain and Portugal, where it is cheaper than the European Lobster.