Common Name(s): Pollack
Scientific Name: Pollachius pollachius
UK Record Weights from rod/line:
Shore: 18lb-04oz-00dr Abbotsbury, Dorset. C. Lowe1986
Boat: 29lb-04oz-00dr Dungeness, Kent. W. Mayes 1987
MAFF Minimum Size: Shore:35cm Boat: 35cm
Member of the cod family.
The body is slightly deeper than thick with a greenish brown lateral line that curves noticeably towards the head.
There are three dorsal fins and two anal fins. The tail fin is concave.The body colouration is variable depending on habitat, but generally a dark green/olive back with a golden sheen, silvery flanks and white belly.The lower jaw projects beyond the upper, and there is no barbel on the chin
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