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Scientific Name: Gadus chalcogrammus

Acceptable Market Name(s): Pollock
Common Name: Walleye Pollock †
Scientific Name: Gadus chalcogrammus
DNA Sequence Data: DNA
Regulatory Fish Encyclopedia (RFE) Photos and Data: RFE
Hazard Information: HAZ
ITIS TSN (see note below): TSN 934083
dditional Information:

The Scientific Name has been changed from Theragra chalcogramma to Gadus chalcogrammus by American Fisheries Society (AFS).

Market Name Change from Alaska Pollock to Pollock by Legislative actions: Congress mandated in H.R. 2029 Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016 (Omnibus Bill), that only Gadus chalcogrammus caught in Alaskan waters or the exclusive economic zone (as defined in section 3 of the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act) adjacent to Alaska can be called Alaskan 'pollock' or Alaska """"pollock'.

Vernacular Name(s) (See note below.*): Whiting
Pacific Tomcod
Pacific Pollock

* Note: The Vernacular Name(s) (if any listed above) are for CROSS REFERENCE ONLY, and generally not acceptable
for product labeling in interstate commerce. Their use may result in seafood misbranding.

# Note: The Taxonomic Serial Number (TSN) link (if available) provides access to taxonomic information for this species
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