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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Alaska Pollack
France: 
Morue du Pacifique occidental
Italy: 
Pollack d’Alasca
Portugal: 
Escamudo do Alasca
UK: 
Alaska pollock
China: 
狭鳕
Japan: 
Suketôdara
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Gillnets
FAO code: 
ALK
Scientific name: 
Theragra chalcogramma
Type: 
White fish
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
Global production (Tons): 
3372503