Barratlantic Species Guide

Learn more about the some of the species Barratlantic process.

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Whiting

Whiting

Description

Whiting (Merlangius merlangus) is one of the smaller gadoid fish species that is of importance to Scottish Fishermen. There are two main stocks, the North Sea and west coast, that contribute to Scottish landings of 9,200 tonnes worth 9.3 million. A variety of types of trawl net are used to catch whiting and they occur in a number of mixed fisheries. The smallest of the Cod family, with a silvery-grey body and rounded belly, and rarely found over 2kg. This is often an overlooked fish but, like Coley, Whiting fillets are a good buy when very fresh.

F:
Merlan
D:
Wittling
E:
Plegonero
NL:
Witjing
DK:
Hvilling
I:
Merlano