Line-caught pollock

Pollachius pollachius

Pollock is a delicate, subtle fish which is similar to whiting and saithe. Its quality, flavourful flesh is similar to cod. Although it's a quality fish, it's very affordable. This flavoursome fish offers real value for money and is recommended for all fans of delicate fish.

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Les caractéristiques

Robe
  • Silver skin with an olive green lateral line on the back
  • Yellow pigmentation on the belly
  • 5 fins: 3 dorsal and 2 anal fins
Palais
  • Neutral flavour and few bones
  • Quick to cook in the frying pan or the oven
Chair
  • Delicate and pinky white
  • High levels of protein, vitamins B/D and phosphorus

Saisonnalité

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Winter is pollock's high season, although it's available throughout the year.
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Dans l'assiette

Pollock is a fragile fish. From the time it's caught to the time it's cooked, every player in the chain must take care of this delicate fish to ensure a quality product for consumers.


© Crédit photo : Philippe Bourrel - Chef at Le Jardin Restaurant - Richemond Hotel

zones de pêche

Pollock is particularly common in Brittany, the Pays de la Loire, the United Kingdom and Ireland.


Techniques de pêche

Techniques de pêche et d'élevage

Pollock is caught with lines, trolling lines and longlines. In Brittany, many fishermen practice the Ikejime method of slaughtering the fish they have caught.


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