This relative of the cod family Gadidae is also known as brismak, brosmius, tusk, torsk and moonfish. With its elongated body, it most closely resembles the hake, but has a single dorsal fin as its significant mark of distinction. Colour is variable, from dark red through greed-brown to pale yellow, depending on its environment. Individual weights range from 1 to 7 kilograms. Cusk is essentially a northern, deep-water fish, harvested year round by the inshore, nearshore and offshore segments of the fishery by handlines, longlines and otter trawls.
Cusk is a lean white-fleshed fish that is prepared like cod. Most of Canada's cusk production is salted and dried.
NOTE: These processors are volume wholesalers and are not usually set up to deal directly with consumers.
Source: Department of Fisheries and Oceans
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