Pacific whiting

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Merlucciidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Short head, ranging from 2.5 to 2.9 times the standard length. Numerous scales on the lateral line, with no scales on the nasal membrane, lacrimal, lower cheek, preopercular and interopercular. The coloration is silver gray on the back and whitish in the ventral region. It can measure up to 91 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Nordpazifischer Seehecht
France: 
Merlu du Pacifique
Italy: 
Nasello del Pacifico
Portugal: 
Pescada do Pacífico Norte
UK: 
Pacific whiting
Fishing gears: 
Trawls
FAO code: 
NHA
Scientific name: 
Merluccius productus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 67: the Northeastern part of the Pacific Ocean
Area 77: the Eastern Central part of the Pacific Ocean
Global production (Tons): 
200218
Fishing seasons: 
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV