Hake

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Short head, ranging from 2.4 to 2.9 times the standard length. Small teeth in both lower jaw and premaxillary. Scales all over the body. Oropharyngeal cavity and tongue blackish. Long body. Caudal fin with a whitish band. General blackish coloration, darker on the back. The maximum registered length is 80 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Seehecht
France: 
Merlu d’Afrique tropicale
Italy: 
Nasello atlantico
Portugal: 
Pescada de Angola
UK: 
Hake
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
HKB
Scientific name: 
Merluccius polli
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 34: the Eastern Central part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 47: the Southeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
2825
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV