Haddock fish facts

Haddock is the fish of Cod family which is found in North Atlantic. Due to the high demand, there is an extreme decrease in population of Haddock fish. It has small mouth, pointed snout, slim body and concave tail. They are carnivore which feeds on some fishes and invertebrates. It is similar to cod with two anal, chin barbel and three dorsal fins. The body has dark spots, light and lateral line. It measures upto 90 cm or 3 feet in size and weighs upto 11 kg or 24.5 pounds.

Name Haddock fish facts and health benefits
Scientific Name Melanogrammus aeglefinus
Native Found in North Atlantic Ocean
Common/English Name Seed haddock, offshore hake, Finnan haddock
Name in Other Languages Danish: hvilling, kuller;
Italian: asinello;
Dutch: schelvis;
Norwegian: kolje, hyse;
Faroese: hysa;
Polish: lupacz;
Finnish: kolja;
Portuguese: arinca;
Flemish: schelvis;
Russian: piksha;
French: églefin;
Spanish: eglefino;
German: Schellfisch;
Swedish: kolja;
Greek: gados, bakaliaros;
Yugoslav: ugotica;
Icelandic: ysa
Diet Carnivore, mollusks, sea urchins, sea stars, fish eggs, worms
Natural enemies Spiny dogfish, cod, skate, monkfish, sea raven, halibut, seals
Lifespan 10 years in wild
Size Length: 38-69 cm
Weight Weight: 0.9-1.8 kg
Color Dark gray
Belly Silvery
Flesh color White
Flavor Mild
Major Nutritions Vitamin B-12 (Cobalamine) 3.19 µg (132.92%)
Isoleucine 1.6 g (95.69%)
Lysine 3.189 g (95.36%)
Tryptophan 0.39 g (88.64%)
Threonine 1.522 g (86.48%)
Selenium, Se 47.5 µg (86.36%)
Valine 1.79 g (84.75%)
Histidine 1.023 g (83.04%)
Leucine 2.823 g (76.38%)
Protein 29.98 g (59.96%)
Health Benefits
  • Maintenance of cells
  • Strengthen immunity
  • Balance fluid
  • Assist digestion
  • Function of brain
  • Lowers bad cholesterol
  • Skin conditions
  • Reduce stress
  • Sugar level
  • Relax muscles
Calories in 1 fillet (150 gm) 135 Kcal.
Precautions Due to the mercury content in fish, it should be consumed in limited amounts.
How to Eat
  • It is usually smoked, dried, canned and frozen.
  • It is added to chips and British fish.
  • It is also included in supper.
Other Facts
  • The largest Haddock is 44 inches long and weighs about 37 pounds.
  • The body is covered with scales and thick mucus.
  • Young fish have lengthy migratory routes.
  • Spawning occurs from January to June.
  • Females lay from 850 to 3 million of eggs.
  • The small haddock weighs upto 3 to 17 pounds.