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Atlantic puffin

Atlantic puffin

Cuckoo wrasse

Cuckoo wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Ballan wrasse

Atlantic cod

Atlantic cod

Saithe

Saithe

Pouting

Pouting

Atlantic wolffish

Atlantic wolffish

European eel

European eel

European conger

European conger

European plaice

European plaice

European flounder

European flounder

Turbot

Turbot

Pollack

Pollack

Facts

LatinPollachius pollachius
Size130 cm
FoodFish and crustaceans
HabitatFrom the coast and down to depths of 200 meters. Found mostly near the bottom.
IUCN

Least concern

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Get to know the pollack

The pollack belongs to the cod family but lacks the chin barbel that otherwise characterises fish from the cod family. You can recognise the pollack by its strong underbite and dark side stripe that curves up across its pectoral fin. The pollack is also known as the pollock or saithe.

Colours

The pollack is brownish or blue-green on its back and has a light-coloured belly. Its dark back and light belly are typical of fish such as herring, tuna, pollock and whiting. Its colour markings make it more difficult to see when it swims in the middle of the water. Find out more about this under 'whiting'.

Catch a pollack

Catching pollack is best done in September and October. The pollack is often found near the bottom, and this is where to fish for it. Catch pollack from the coast or from a boat. The pollack's flesh is firm, very light in colour and quite tasty, though a little on the dry side.


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