Species catalogue

Whiting

Order Gadiformes
Family Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Slim boby and narrow and pointed head. Prominent upper jaw. Normal mouth with a tiny chin. 3 dorsal fins. Color: blue-green back with reddish or violet reflections. Silver flanks with golden spots. It weighs up to 3 kg. It measures up to 70 cm.

Characteristics
FAO code
WHG
Specie
Merlangius merlangus
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 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Fishing seasons
feb mar apr may jun jul aug sep oct nov dec
International denominations
Germany Wittling
France Valet
Italy Nasello atlantico
Portugal Badejo
United Kingdom Whiting
Japan Kodara
Fishing areas
Fishing arts
Hooks
Trawls

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