Hake

Catching area:
Chilean Hake/ Peruvian Hake (Merluccius gayi)
South East Pacific FAO 87
Pacific Hake (Merluccius productus)
North East Pacific FAO 67
Cape Hake (Merluccius capensis)
South East Atlantic FAO 47
Argentine Hake (Merluccius hubbsi)
South West Atlantic FAO 41

Catching method:
Semi-pelagic trawl, longline

Hake belongs to the codlike fishes family. During the past years it gained more and more economical importance in the EU, especially as a basis for convenience products. In Southern Europe hake has been a well-established food fish for a long time. The delicious lean fish has a silver-greyish body colour and can reach a length of up to 1,30 meters.