Pollock are olive green or black to brown above with paler sides and a silver belly. They have a fairly straight lateral line that is light almost white. Pollock are deep, plump-bodied fish that have three dorsal fins, two anal fins and a forked tail fin. They have a slightly projected lower jaw. Their chin barbels considered minute and may be completely missing in older fish. Pollock average between 4 and 15 pounds in weight, although large ones can weigh to 35 pounds.
Pollock is a good meaty fish- great for grilling and broiling. Pollock can also be steaked and is a great alternative to swordfish. Pollock has more than 19 gram of protein per 100g serving with 92 calories.
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*Illustration by Roz Davis, provided courtesy of the Maine Department of Marine Resources Recreational Fisheries program and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund.