Belonging to the Macrouridae family, the Roundnose Grenadier fish species is deep water marine creature ranging the northern Atlantic Ocean. It is characterised as having a length of more than 100 cm and a weight of almost 2 kg. Though it has a short and slightly compressed body shape, its tail is long, tapered, and pointed. Its most distinct features include a small barbell under its chin and tube-like scale on the tip of its snout.
In 1974 alone, 84,000 tons of Roundnose Grenadier fish has been caught by deep-water factory trawlers. Stocks became so low by 2010 that experts believe that it would be gone within a decade if no further actions will be taken. Today, all commercial fishery companies have to abide by the 1000-ton/year limit imposed by ICES (International Council for the Exploration of the Seas) to allow this late-maturing, slow-reproducing fish species to recover in number and replace the amount being taken from the sea.