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Misunderstood Pollock Key to New England Seafood's Future

May 9, 2016

Associated Press: It might not be time yet to rechristen Cape Cod as Cape Pollock, but the humble fish is staking its claim.

The Atlantic pollock has long played a role in New England’s fishing industry as a cheaper alternative to cod and haddock, but the fish’s place in America’s oldest fishing industry is expanding as stocks like cod fade.

The Gulf of Maine Research Institute, a Portland-based science center, includes Atlantic pollock on its list of “responsibly harvested” New England species and has worked to encourage its use in restaurants.