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Blue whiting

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated body. Pointed head and no chin. Dark mouth cavity. Eyes almost as long as the nose. 3 well-separated dorsal fins. Bluish back. It measures up to 50 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
WHB
Specie
Micromesistius poutassou
Type
White fish
FAO Fishing Areas
  • Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
  • Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
mar apr may jun
International denominations
Germany Blauer Wittling
China 小鳍鳕
France Poutassou
Italy Potassolo
Portugal Verdinho
United Kingdom Blue whiting
Japan Tara-no-rui
Fishing areas
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Hooks
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