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Greenland cod (Gadus ogac) Record

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COD, GREENLAND / GADUS OGAC
4 8 7.76 17.2 Vatterfjord Norway 240803 S.Hearn
6 12 3.28 7.4 Svolvaer Norway 210501 N. Hearn
8 16 3.99 8.13 Skrova Norway 120602 N. Hearn
10 20 5.34 11.12 Uummannaq Greenland 130300 A. Forsyth
15 30 4.14 9.2 Uummannaq Greenland 120300 A. Forsyth
AT AT 8.82 19.7 Svolvaer Norway 160802 S. Hearn
SH SH 5.34 11.12 Uummannaq Greenland 130300 A. Forsyth

The Greenland cod (Gadus ogac)

, known variously as rock cod, ogac and uvac is a commercially harvested food fish.

In colour the Greenland cod is generally sombre, ranging from tan to brown to silvery. Its appearance is similar to that of other (Major food fish of arctic and cold-temperate waters) cod species; generally heavy-bodied, elongate, usually with a stout caudal peduncle. They can grow to a length of 80 cm.

Greenland Cod

They are bottom fishes inhabiting inshore waters and continental shelves, up to depths of 200 m. Their range covers the (Ice covered waters surrounding the North Pole; mostly covered with solid ice or with ice floes and icebergs) Arctic Ocean and Northwest (The 2nd largest ocean; separates North and South America on the west from Europe and Africa on the east) Atlantic Ocean from (A state in northwestern North America; the 49th state admitted to the union) Alaska to West (The largest island in the world; between the Atlantic and Arctic Oceans; a self-governing province of Denmark) Greenland, then south along the (A river rising in northeastern New Mexico and flowing eastward across the Texas panhandle to become a tributary of the Arkansas River in Oklahoma) Canadian coast to the (An arm of the northwest Atlantic Ocean off the southeastern coast of Canada) Gulf of St. Lawrence and (An island that forms the northeastern part of Nova Scotia) Cape Breton Island generally from 45 to 75 degrees N.

Their wholesome flesh is whitish and flaky but firmer and tougher and less desirable than that of the (One of the world's most important commercial fishes) Atlantic cod. The stock of Greenland cod has been strongly reduced in recent years.

 

 
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