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pollack or coley (usually)


The main fish used in frozen fish dishes and fish fingers (bâtonnets de poisson), colin can be one of several fish—lieu noir (coley) or jaune (pollack) or merlu (hake).

pollock (Theragra chalcogramma)

Colin d’Alaska (Walleye Pollack) is the most industrially fish fished in the world, mostly caught between Japan and Alaska.

Fish and seafood

Text © Dana Facaros

Images by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Open Food Facts