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By J. J. WATERMAN
MINISTRY OF TECHNOLOGY
TORRY RESEARCH STATION
TORRY ADVISORY NOTE No. 33
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Provides background and general information on cod including common names, scientific names, distinguishing features, life history, fishery, chemical and physical composition, stowage rates, yields, processing factors, and storage life of products, with illustrations and tables giving useful facts and figures. Over the years abundance of fish and access to deep sea fishing grounds has changed considerably. In 1998, about 61,000 tonnes were landed in the UK by UK vessels, only 18% of the average landings from 1947 to 1966. The value was £78 million, roughly 3 times the value of landings in 1966. Additional information on 'stinkers' is given in the accompanying notes to Note 15. Besides the Notes referred to specifically in the text other Notes relevant to processing cod are 18, 25, 50, 62, 71, 79 and 88.
(FAO in partnership with Support unit for International Fisheries and Aquatic Research, SIFAR, 2001).
Methods of capture
British cod landings
Physical composition and yields
Other useful facts and figures