Hake, Offshore, Red and Silver
(U.S. Atlantic, Wild-caught)
U.S. populations of offshore, red and silver hake appear to have recovered from previous overfishing.
Ling Hake, Squirrel Hake, Whiting
Silver hake is commonly referred to as "whiting," while red hake is sometimes referred to as "ling" or "squirrel" hake.
North Atlantic populations of offshore, red and silver hake appear to have recovered from near-overfished and overfished conditions, respectively. However, the population south of Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, hasn't yet fully recovered and is still considered overfished. Little is known about offshore hake populations.
Offshore, red and silver hake are caught using small-mesh trawl gear, designed to limit bycatch. However, bottom trawling still causes considerable damage to seafloor habitats.