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Interesting. If small pollock are so common, how come they never get big, or caught from shore.  The canal used to be full of them. Do they stay offshore now?

 

 

 

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3 hours ago, bob_G said:

When I began fishing in the early 1960s my dad and I ran into large numbers of pollock on the west end of the canal each spring.  The fish ran 3-5lbs. Easy to catch on metals and sea worms. Incredibly fighters.  Their flesh was delicious, but highly delicate and perishable. They needed to be cleaned and ice immediately.

I remember using sea worms and easily caught once you find them. They freeze up beautifully but essential to bleed and ice. Yeah the way they fought got them that name Boston Blues. Great fun!

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54 mins ago, bob_G said:

Interesting. If small pollock are so common, how come they never get big, or caught from shore.  The canal used to be full of them. Do they stay offshore now?

 

 

 

I read up on that, it's about their lifestyle, they stay inshore for a couple years, then become a deeper water fish.  You probably used to catch more big ones at the canal just because there were more big fish around.

 

the biomass of small pollock can be astounding, top to bottom in 70', it seems like there should be billions of adults, where do they all go?

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2 hours ago, Slappy said:

I read up on

the biomass of small pollock can be astounding, top to bottom in 70', it seems like there should be billions of adults, where do they all go?

 

I’ll take a guess...

 

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Updated Nov 1, 2018 at 11:39 AM

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NEW BEDFORD— The Whaling City Seafood Display Auction handled 58,413 pounds of fish on Wednesday.

Specie;Weight;Price

Large Cod;576;$2.27-$2.55

Market Cod;901;$2.39-$2.60

Scrod Cod;90;$2.42

Haddock;10;$2.15

Scrod Haddock;3,700;$1.30-$1.47

Small Haddock;1,150;$1.32-$1.43

Pollock;2,516;$1.31-$1.48

 

Medium Pollock;13,603;$0.67-$0.76

Scrod Pollock;4,219;$0.52-$0.55

Cusk;78;$0.92

Large Hake;3,967;$0.75-$1.15

Medium Hake;1,975;$0.75-$0.80

Small Hake;105;$0.61-$0.63

Sow Hake;294;$2.58-$2.68

 

Halibut;105;$8.18-$8.93

Red Fish;1,290;$0.65-$0.92

Large Yellow Tail;65;$2.70

Small Yellow Tail;85;$1.66

Large Sea Dabs;908;$2.65-$2.76

Medium Sea Dabs;2,002;$2.20-$2.50

Small Sea Dabs;920;$2.06-$2.13

 

Large Mixed Channel;3,415;$3.08

Small Channel;3,610;$3.15-$3.21

Large Grey Sole;6;$7.30

Medium Grey Sole;66;$6.70-$6.95

Small Grey Sole;1,822;$1.89-$2.08

Large Monk Tails;3,705;$2.40-$2.83

Small Monk Tails;2,611;$2.27-$2.36

 

Monk Livers;508;$2.53-$2.68

Skate Wings;3,868;$0.90

Small Skate Wings;240;$0.50

King Whiting;3;$0.17

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8 hours ago, bob_G said:

Interesting. If small pollock are so common, how come they never get big, or caught from shore.  The canal used to be full of them. Do they stay offshore now?

 

 

 

Pollock are really common in the Gulf of ME. Drop a sabiki on the bottom literally anywhere and you can catch an unlimited amount. All year.

 

Harbor pollock are juveniles. They move offshore when they get bigger.

 

Btw, pollock spay diarrhea all over the place, it's nasty. Squeeze them, see what happens.

 

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6 hours ago, GooganFish said:

Pollock are really common in the Gulf of ME. Drop a sabiki on the bottom literally anywhere and you can catch an unlimited amount. All year.

 

Harbor pollock are juveniles. They move offshore when they get bigger.

 

Btw, pollock spay diarrhea all over the place, it's nasty. Squeeze them, see what happens.

 

Haddock are worse

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2 mins ago, shark lobster said:

Isnt pollock the fish used by Mcdonalds , and all those frozen breaded fish

Now they used them. Use to be haddock. They went cheap.

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Alaskan pollock specifically. There was a brief uproar when it was announced  5-6 yrs ago that the catch rate of northern pacific pollock was unsustainable. Not just in reference to McDonalds but generally. speaking. I've seen little news about it since then.

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