Silver hakes resemble other fish in the cod family. A few features distinguish them, such as their lean, elongated body and two dorsal fins (instead of three). Silver hake also have a protruding lower jaw that lacks the chin barbell many of their relatives have. Covered with large scales, their body is silver-grey on its sides, becoming darker on their dorsal region and lighter on their underside. Their shiny colour fades quickly once they are removed from the water, however. Silver hake grow to about 75 cm, weighing on average about 750 grams. Males live to about 10 years and females live to about 12 years.


Quebec fisheries are open from spring to fall, but our products are available yearly

Product form

Fresh : whole, filets, gutted with the head, gutted without head Frozen : whole, filets, gutted with the head, gutted without head


Our companies are certified by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA)

Fishing sector

FAO zone 21

Nutrition values

  • Calories 93
  • Lipides 3.2 g
  • Saturés 0.5 g
  • Cholestérol 45 mg
  • Sodium 28.0 mg
  • Glucides < 0,1 g
  • Protéines 16 g
  • Calcium 7 mg
  • Potassium 357 mg
  • Fer 0.1 mg

Health benefits

Hake is a fish low in fat that is full of high-quality proteins and vitamins.

Latin name

Merluccius bilinearis

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