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pollack ( pollachius pollachius) record

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POLLACK / POLLACHIUS POLLACHIUS
2 4 6.80 15.0 Brixham England 120786 R. Rush
4 8 9.79 21.9 Fedje Norway 200597 J. Larsson
6 12 10.38 22.14 Plymouth England 110289 P. Maunder
8 16 11.99 26.7 Salcombe England 301284 R. Perry
10 20 12.42 27.6 Salcombe England 160186 R. Milkins
15 30 11.80 26.0 Jule le Ouessant France 300881 L. Chat
*AT AT 13.26 29.4 Dungeness England 87 W. Mayes
*SH SH 8.27 18.4 Abbotsbury England 86 C. Lowe

The Pollack (pollachius pollachius)

is one of the most common fish in the north atlantic. They are widely distributed in waters from the northern mediterranean to the atlantic as far north as Iceland.

The pollack is a member of the cod family but can be distinguished from cod as the barbel like whiskers on the chin are missing. The pollack has a curved lateral line. As many other members of the cod family it has three dorsal fins and two anal fins. There are reports of 130 cm long individuals, but 50 cm is still regarded as a big pollack.

PollackIn the spring the pollack congregate in large shoals prior to spawning. Large individuals often come close to the shore where they provide excellent sport to pleasure anglers. Pollack are rarely found at depths of greater than 200 metres and can often be found sleeping on the bottom at night. Larger individuals can be found close to the shore.

Pollack feed mainly on small fish but will also eat marine worms.

 
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