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or pol·lack  (pŏl′ək)
n. pl. pollock or pol·locks also pollack or pol·lacks
Any of various marine food fishes of the genera Pollachius and Theragra, closely related to the cod, especially T. chalcogramma of northern Pacific waters, often used for manufactured fish products.

[Middle English poullok, the Atlantic pollock (Pollachius pollachius), of unknown origin.]


1. (Biography) Sir Frederick. 1845–1937, English legal scholar: with Maitland, he wrote History of English Law before the Time of Edward I (1895)
2. (Biography) Jackson. 1912–56, US abstract expressionist painter; chief exponent of action painting in the US


(ˈpɒl ək)

n., pl. -locks, (esp. collectively) -lock.
1. a greenish North Atlantic food fish, Pollachius virens, of the cod family, with a white lateral stripe and a jutting lower jaw.
2. Also, pollack. a related, brownish food fish, P. pollachius.
[1495–1505; assimilated variant of podlok (Scots); akin to Scots paddle lumpfish; see -ock]


(ˈpɒl ək)

1. Sir Frederick, 1845–1937, English legal scholar and author.
2. Jackson, 1912–56, U.S. painter.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip techniquePollock - United States artist famous for painting with a drip technique; a leader of abstract expressionism in America (1912-1956)
2.pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
Pollachius pollachius, pollack, pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
saltwater fish - flesh of fish from the sea used as food
3.pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic)pollock - important food and game fish of northern seas (especially the northern Atlantic); related to cod
gadoid, gadoid fish - a soft-finned fish of the family Gadidae
pollack, pollock - lean white flesh of North Atlantic fish; similar to codfish
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The 83-112 bottom trawl was designed to catch flatfish and semipelagic species, such as walleye pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) and Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus), that have near-bottom distributions.
He is comparing the otoliths of walleye pollock from 50 years ago with contemporary ones, with the primary goal of figuring out whether the species has gotten smaller over time.
Her academic subject of interest: the world's largest population of walleye pollock.
For example: "How many tons of Walleye Pollock, Theragra chalcogramma, would have been taken each year, if taken sustainably from the eastern Bering Sea ecosystem, in the late 1980's?
Fisheries for 2011" which includes the news that the Bering Sea snow crab stocks have been declared rebuilt and the Eastern Bering Sea walleye pollock biomass is at 80 percent of maximum sustainable yield--good news for Alaska fisheries.
Alaska or walleye pollock is listed with a 'fish to eat next best choices' rating in the Marine Conservation Society's Pocket Good Fish Guide.
Alaska or walleye pollock >Bib or pouting Black bream or porgy or seabream (from Cornwall, the NorthWest and NorthWales) Clam, carpet shell (hand-gathered only) Cockles (MSC-certified from Bury Inlet,Wales) Dab Flounder (from Cornwall, the NorthWest and NorthWales) Gurnard (grey and red) Haddock (from the Arctic) Mackerel (MSC-certified English Channel) Mussel (sustainably harvested or farmed) Pilchard or sardine Source: Marine Stewardship Council SEAFOOD SPECIES TO AVOID.
In Prince William Sound, Alaska, Pacific sleeper sharks keep harbor seals from eating too many walleye pollock, wrote Dalhousie marine biology professor Boris Worm, the lead author of a recent paper in Trends in Ecology and Evolution, in an e-mail.
His project will assess populations of Steller sea lions, sea birds (including Steller's sea eagles) and walleye pollock as benchmarks to measure the benefits of ecosystem management.
Like northern fur seals, Pacific harbor seals, spotted and ringed seals, major groundfish species and some of the world's largest breeding colonies of kittiwakes, murres, and puffins, Steller sea lions rely on walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma).
Abstract--Nuclear RNA and DNA in muscle cell nuclei of laboratory-reared larvae of Walleye Pollock (Gadus chalcogrammus) were simultaneously measured through the use of flow cytometry for cell-cycle analysis during 2009-11.
1994) estimated that discards in the midwater trawl fishery for walleye pollock, Theragra chalcogramma, in the Bering Sea Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and Gulf of Alaska to be about 6% of the landed weight of about 1.