I’m the first fish to ever be canned, under orders from Napoleon Bonaparte to feed his soldiers.
What I eat
It depends on my age. Younger hake eat medium-sized fish and cephalopods like squids, while adults show cannibalistic behavior.
Where I’m from
Mediterranean Sea, North Sea and Eastern Atlantic Ocean between Iceland and Mauritania.
At least 11 cm.
How you can help
If you buy me fresh, you can buy me all year, except in December and January when I reproduce.
If you buy me canned, make sure I am MSC certified.
Idea how to cook
wrapped in vine leaves
by Elias Mamalakis