Pacific Ocean

Alaska Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus), also known as Pollock, Walleye Pollock, Pacific Pollock; weight – up to 1.4 kg (3 lb); length – can grow as long as 1 m (3 ft) but typically reach lengths between 30-50 cm (12-20 in); lifespan – 12 years. Alaska Pollock – also known as Walleye Pollock – is a key species in the Alaska groundfish complex and a target species for one of the world’s largest fisheries. Pollock is a member of the cod family. Image courtesy of NOAA.