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Chilean Hake - Merluza Comun

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Local Name: Merluza Comun
Commercial Name: Chilean Hake
Latin Name: Merluccius Gayi Gayi
Main Markets: Japan, Germany, Spain, USA, China
Supply: All year, peak in September
Average Size: 70cm


Hake comes from the same order (Gadiformes) as cod and haddock. It is a medium/large fish averaging 1 to 8 lb in weight, but has been known to grow up to 60 lbs. The male and female hake look almost the same.