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Atlantic Whiting
    Merluccius bilinearis  Silver Hake, Silver Perch, Silver Trout

Atlantic Whiting or Silver Hake were long considered the rats of the sea, an abundant, not very desirable species. They're not fussy about what animals they eat, including quite a number of their own young. In turn, they're a vital source of food for cod, salmon, and other fishes people prefer to eat.

They range New Foundland to the Bahamas Islands and are most common between Cape Cod and Cape Sable. Their maximum weight is 8 lbs. but average 6 lbs. and 12 to 20 inches in length. The Atlantic Whiting or Silver Hake is one of the most common Hakes on the market.

The flesh of the Silver Hake is lean and somewhat coarser than that of cod and flakes into larger pieces.  The flesh also tends to be softer and moister than cod. The flavor however is often compared to cod. The yield on the silver is good because the fillets have no pin bones, only vertical rib bones.

The Silver Hake  became a popular catch when factory trawlers could freeze them immediately and when more favored species vanished. They’re made into surimi for Japanese markets.

Sold: Whole, fresh fillets or steaks, frozen fillets or steaks, smoked, salted

Can be prepared like cod, which is versatile and promises excellent results after baking, poaching, sautéing, grilling, and roasting.

Season  March to December

Purchased Size Yield
Round 1 1/2 to 2 1/2 lbs 100%
Drawn 1 1/4 to 2 lbs 80%
Dressed and Skinned 1/2 to 1 1/2 lbs 60%
Fillets 1/2 to 3/4 lbs. 33%
Round 1/2 to 3/4 lbs. 100%
Dressed and Skinned 1/4 to 1/2 lbs. 60%

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