Alaskan Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus),
Alaskan Pollock, also known as walleye pollock, is a mild-tasting white fish. Pollock is found throughout the North Pacific Ocean with the largest concentration in the eastern Bering Sea. With speckled coloring that helps them to blend in with the ocean floor, Pollock typically grow between 12 and 20 inches in length and have a relatively short life span, typically 12 years.
Harvested by trawls, the fish is headed, gutted and frozen immediately after harvest, preserving the freshness, flavor and overall quality of the fish. Hand trimmed fillets typically range in size from 2 to 8 ounces. Due to its mild flavor, affordability and MSC certification as a sustainable fishery, wild-caught pollock is an extremely popular fish that appeals to a wide segment of seafood consumers.
Considered one of the best managed fisheries in the world, the Alaskan Pollock fishery is managed by NOAA and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. Wild caught Alaskan pollock is also one of the cleanest in terms of incidental bycatch, less than 1 percent of the total catch in the Alaska Pollock fishery is made up of other species. Science based management and monitory systems help ensure the long-term sustainability of this species.