Pacific hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Long head, between 2.9 and 3.8 times the standard length. Color brownish blue in its upper half, white in the lower half with a yellowish longitudinal line. Margin of caudal fin usually concave. It can measure up to 115 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Chilenischer Seehecht
France: 
Merlu du Chili
Italy: 
Nasello del Cile
Portugal: 
Pescada do Chile
UK: 
Pacific hake
Japan: 
Chiri-heiku
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
Purse seines
FAO code: 
PHA
Scientific name: 
Merluccius gayi
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 87: the Southeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
77283
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV