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Alaska pollock

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with characteristic blotches all over its entire body, slender with a large head. The head consists of various lateral pores, large eyes, and a protruding lower jaw which lacks a barbel. Can be recognized by its two anal fins, three widely dispersed fins on its back, and outstretched pelvic fins. The fins are all a dark grey to black color. A lateral line runs across the fish to its caudal fin. The length of this fish is 61 centimeters aproximately. The maximum weight was recorded at 1400 g.

FAO code
Theragra chalcogramma
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 18: the Arctic Ocean
  • 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
International denominations
Germany Alaska Pollack
China 狭鳕
France Morue du Pacifique occidental
Italy Pollack d’Alasca
Portugal Escamudo do Alasca
United Kingdom Alaska pollock
Japan Suketôdara
Fishing areas
Fishing arts

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