Whiting

Order: 
Gadiformes
Family: 
Gadidae

Marine fish with regularly ossified skeleton. Slim boby and narrow and pointed head. Prominent upper jaw. Normal mouth with a tiny chin. 3 dorsal fins. Color: blue-green back with reddish or violet reflections. Silver flanks with golden spots. It weighs up to 3 kg. It measures up to 70 cm.

International Designations

Germany: 
Wittling
France: 
Valet
Italy: 
Nasello atlantico
Portugal: 
Badejo
UK: 
Whiting
Japan: 
Kodara
Fishing gears: 
Hooks
Trawls
FAO code: 
WHG
Scientific name: 
Merlangius merlangus
Type: 
White fish
Fishing areas: 
Area 21: the Northwestern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 27: the Northeastern part of the Atlantic Ocean
Area 37: the Mediterranean Sea and the Black Sea
Global production (Tons): 
52593
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC