Hake are iridescent gray brown almost pinkish above, fading to a silvery shade below. Hake are a slender, soft bodied fish with a small thin tail. They have two dorsal fins, the second longer than the first and only one anal fin. The ventral fins are long, narrow and feelerlike.
Hake tend to be found in soft, muddy ocean floors.
Hake is a delicious sweet white fish. Hake can be prepared from chowders to smoked and made into a dip.
Learn more at FishWatch U.S Seafood Facts
*Illustration by Roz Davis, provided courtesy of the Maine Department of Marine Resources Recreational Fisheries
program and the Maine Outdoor Heritage Fund.