|EMW id||EMW ref. id||FAO species category||Species||Scientific name||Lower EMW (g)||Upper EMW (g)||Reference indicates lower or upper EMW figure?||EMW Method||Similar species EMW id||Length-weight calculations||*** Fish Size Quote ***||*** Explanatory Notes ***||Link to reference (external site)||Reference document||Reference url (or book)||Link to FishBase.org Species Summary (external site)||Species not given ind|
|EMW-159||1||Blue whiting(=Poutassou)||Blue whiting(=Poutassou)||Micromesistius poutassou||135.00||340.00||Both||Weight range (normal weight range)||NONE||Micromesistius poutassou.|
“Blue whiting occasionally attain a length of about 40 cm, but 95 per cent of those taken in waters to the north west of the UK in spring are between 25 and 36 cm long, with an average length of about 31 cm. In some catches there may be a preponderance of larger or smaller fish.
"A blue whiting 31 cm long caught in spring just before spawning typically weighs about 180 g. The range is from about 135 g for a 27 cm fish to about 280 g for a 35 cm fish. In contrast, a 31 cm fish just after spawning weighs about 140 g. Rested, well fed fish caught north of Norway in the autumn weigh from about 135 g for a 29 cm fish to 340 g for a 37 cm fish. The figures all for ungutted fish.”
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