Eighteen new microsatellite loci consisting of 10 di-, 5 tri-, 2 tetra- and 1 heptanucleotide repeats are introduced for the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua L.). All loci were co-amplified in two polymerase chain reactions (plus two previously published microsatellites) and all products were clearly typed. The number of alleles per locus ranged from six (PGmo130) to 45 (PGmo76) and the observed heterozygosity ranged from 0.356 (PGmo130) to 0.957 (PGmo95). All loci except one followed Hardy – Weinberg expectations. Genetic linkage disequilibrium analysis between all pairs of loci did not yield any significant values.