Description: Haddock is a slender fish. Fairly grey in colour they can also have shades of purple or greeny brown on their bodies. They are easily identified by the black line that runs from their gills to their tail. They also have a black mark near their pectoral fins which also helps to identify them – this is known as the mark of St Peter which is shared by the John Dory.
Where does it live: The Atlantic and The North Sea.
When is it in season: Haddock spawn in mid to late spring and are best avoided during this time. Haddock return to their best condition after they have spawned so they can be enjoyed from May through to February.
What does it eat: Haddock eat small invertebrates but larger Haddock have been known to eat other fish.
Size: Roughly 40-60cm.