Haddock is landed around the Cornish coast. They are a silvery grey colour with a black lateral line and a grey-black splodge just behind the gills. This is said to be the thumbprint of St Peter! The Haddock fisheries are showing good signs of recovery and the Cornish fishery is well managed.
Haddock fisheries in the past were in very real danger, suffering from overfishing in a similar way to Cod. In recent years, however, there has been growing optimism that key fisheries are showing clear signs of recovery. They tend to be caught with trawlers and are landed regularly at South West markets including Looe and Plymouth.
Some say it looks quote dowdy compared to Cod and Pollack, but fresh haddock with its thick dark lateral lines and the thumbprint of St Peter behind its gills it is unique! With Cod and Haddock there is quite a North / South divide traditionally; haddock as champion of the North; and Cod for the South. In Cornwall, we love them both equally!