Pacific cod

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. The main difference with the Atlantic cod (Gadus morhua) is in its larger head, which exceeds one third of the total length of the specimen. It has 3 dorsal and 2 anal fins, and a long chin barbel. Brown or gray dorsally, becoming paler ventrally; dark spots or vermiculating patterns on the sides. It can measure up to 1.19 m and weigh up to 23 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Pazifischer Kabeljau
France: 
Morue du Pacifique
Italy: 
Merluzzo del Pacifico
Portugal: 
Bacalhau do Pacífico
UK: 
Pacific cod
Japan: 
Madara
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
FAO code: 
PCO
Scientific name: 
Gadus macrocephalus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 61: the Northwestern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
459315
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT