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.

International Designations

Germany: 
Blauer Wittling
France: 
Poutassou
Italy: 
Potassolo
Portugal: 
Verdinho
UK: 
Blue whiting
China: 
小鳍鳕
Japan: 
Tara-no-rui
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
Purse seines
Gillnets
FAO code: 
WHB
Scientific name: 
Micromesistius poutassou
Type: 
White fish
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
Global production (Tons): 
1414047
Fishing seasons: 
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN