Pollack

Pollachius pollachius

WHERE CAN YOU FIND IT?

  • Atlantic
  • Baltic
  • Kattegat-Skagerrak

HOW TO MEASURE?

Total length (cm)

DOES IT HAVE A LEGAL SIZE?

Yes

HOW TO MEASURE

DISTRIBUTION MAP


DISTRIBUTION

Present in the North-east Atlantic ranging from Iceland and the Norwegian Sea and southwards to the Bay of Biscay. Also present in the southern Baltic Sea.

ECOLOGY

Benthopelagic species found in rocky areas from 40 to 200 m, either solitary or in small shoals. Its diet consists mostly of fish, cephalopods and crustaceans.

FISHERIES

Mainly taken using bottom and pelagic trawls, gillnets, longlines and seine nets.

DID YOU KNOW

Juveniles have been recorded making repetitive short grunts during competitive feeding and aggressive encounters.