Species catalogue

Haddock

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Body elongated in a hydrodynamic way. Relatively small head, with moderately large eyes and prominent upper jaw. Greenish brown back with silver gray sides and white belly. Rectilinear lateral line with a black spot on it. It weighs up to 17 kg.

Characteristics
FAO code
HAD
Specie
Melanogrammus aeglefinus
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 31: the Western part of the Atlantic Ocean
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Schellfisch
China 黑线鳕
France Haddock (fumé)
Italy Eglefino
Portugal Arinca
United Kingdom Haddock
Japan Montsukidara
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Gillnets
Hooks
Pots traps
Trawls

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