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Facts about hake

Latin name: Merluccius merluccius
Other names: Herring hake or Cornich salmon (English), Svartkjeft or kolkjeft (Swedish), Seehecht or Hechtdorsch (German)
Family: Merlucciidae (Hake family)
Maxiumum size: 140 cm 
Lifespan: 12 years
Spawning areas: In the North-East Atlantic hake spawn in the Bay of Biscay and west of Ireland/England along the 200 m isobaths, the northern and central North Sea and in several Norwegian fjords
Prey: Herring, mackerel, hake, saithe, Norway pout, shrimps, krill

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