Sources: Harvested by factory trawlers that process on board and by smaller boats
Harvest Areas: Alaska pollock range from California to Japan Atlantic pollock , are found in the cold North Atlantic waters of Great Britain, Iceland, and Scandinavia.
Seasonality: Alaska pollock are in season from July through September and from December through April. Atlantic pollock are in season in spring.
Fish Size:Alaska Pollock weigh 1 1/2 to 2 pounds. Atlantic Pollock up to 43 inches in length and 35 pounds in weight.
Cut Spec: whole, dressed, fillets
Because of their high oil content, pollock are a bit more pronounced in flavor and take longer to cook than leaner fish of similar size. Both types of pollock are mild and delicate in flavor with somewhat coarse texture. Boneless fillets are creamy tan in color. Cooked, the lean meat is white and firm with good flake. Full-grown Atlantic pollock meat is grayish in color.
The pollock's light flaky flesh can be substituted for cod or haddock in most recipes. Pollock can be poached, baked, broiled, grilled or put into fish chowders.