Hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Elongated and thin body. Wide head, with bony crests on top: well developed jaws, with wide and curved teeth, the lower jaw most prominent and without chin. Colour: steel gray or bluish on back, lighter on sides and silvery white on belly. It weighs up to 11 kg.

International Designations

Germany: 
Europäischer Seehecht
France: 
Merlu européen
Italy: 
Nasello
Portugal: 
Pescada branca
UK: 
Hake
Japan: 
Tara-no-rui
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKE
Scientific name: 
Merluccius merluccius
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
134795
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC