The night predator

I have a huge appetite and large, sharp teeth. Since I’m a night predator, I stay in deep water during the day and swim up to the surface to feed at night.

Merluccius merluccius


icon_fishWhat I eat

It depends on my age. Younger hake eat medium-sized fish and cephalopods like squids, while adults show cannibalistic behavior.

icon_globalWhere I’m from

Mediterranean Sea, North Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Mauritania.

icon_left_rightMature size

At least 30 cm.



icon_helpHow you can help

Buy me if I’m MSC-certified from the North Atlantic. Don’t buy me if I’m trawler caught or from the Mediterranean, where I’m overfished.

Idea how to cook


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by Lisa Casali