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 thumb print 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!