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Atlantic Pollock are a lesser desired cousin to the Atlantic Cod and are typically found in the Gulf of Maine and Georges Bank. Some juveniles find their way to coastal harbors and are known as “Harbor Pollock” but are indeed the exact same species. For many years, filets of this and few other cousins to the Atlantic Cod were sold and served under the generic marketing term of “schrod.” Due to availability of quota this species commercial and recreational value on the rise.

Pollock are managed as a single stock by the NEFMC under the Northeast Multispecies (ground fish) Fishery Management Plan. The status of the species is that Atlantic Pollock are not overfished, and overfishing is not occurring.

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