Pollock (Pollachius virens)
Biology: Pollock are found from the Gulf of St. Lawrence to North Carolina. They prey on shrimp and fish, and are eaten by dogfish, monkfish, and other pollock. They can reach up to 3 feet and weigh 4 pounds.
Sustainability status: Pollock populations are well above their target levels. More information is available here.
Harvest: Pollock are caught by bottom trawls, gill nets, longlines, fish pots, floating fish traps, and rod and reel.
Nutritional value: Pollock are a good source of protein, vitamin B12, phosphorous, and selenium. A 100-gram portion of pollock contains 19.44 grams of protein, 36.5 mcg selenium, 92 calories, 0.98 grams of fat, 71 mg cholesterol, and 86 mg sodium.
Available whole or filleted, year round.
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