The Atlantic Cod is the cod found in our waters. It has color variations of gray-green or reddish brown depending on the depth of the water they are in. Average weight is 10 to 25 pounds, but there are records of cod weighing up to 200 pounds. They feed on mollusks, crabs, starfish, worms, squid, and small fish.
Cod are a very popular eating fish. The meat is white and mild, with a low fat content. It is the most popular fish to be used in fish and chips. Young cod are commonly called scrod. Cod liver oil is actually made just as it sounds, from the liver of cod.
Come on our NJ Party Boat, the Big Mohawk, to catch Cod.
Here is some information for those of you interested in scientific terms and additional details:
Genus and Species: Gadus morhua
Description: Color is brown to green on the dorsal side shading to silver ventrally. It ranges from the shoreline down to the continental shelf.