Does A Cod Fish Have Scales?


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Mary Frederick Profile
Mary Frederick answered
Yes, cod fish have scales and the market for cod fish has driven men into a large-scale crime called laundering of cod according to (Greenpeace Intl.Feb.

It appears fishing boats are hiding the cod load and not reporting their catch of cod. There is great concern that the cod fish of the sea are being depleted by overfishing the North and Baltic ses, the East Coast of Canada, and the Barents Sea. (

The livers of cod are used to make a medication called Cod liver oil, which comes in a liquid and pill form. People needing Vitamins A, D, and omega-3 fatty acids sometimes take cod liver oil.

Cod, a white fish, is one of the most popular fish in restaurants because of its mild taste and low fat content. Also, it is a tender, flaky fish easy to prepare in a short time. When you buy fish and chips at a Fast Food place, the fish is often cod fish.
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Muddassar Memon answered
Cod basically is the general term for the Gadus species of fish, coming from the family Gadidae. Cod is also a well known food fish which has mild flavour, minimum fat content, along with thick white flesh which comes off easily.

There is a common misconception that Cod fishes do not have scales which is very wrong. Cod livers are processed to obtain cod liver oil from them. It is a vital source of Vitamin A, Vitamin D as well as omega-3 fatty acids.

In Britain, the Atlantic Cod, in spite of being a rare specie, it is till date one of the most ordinary type of fish to be located in fish and chips, beside haddock and plaice.
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mark chirandu
mark chirandu commented
When I say scales i mean scale as flaky. Thank you all for your anwers they were all useful and of great help.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Does cod have fins and scales
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Yes...they do have fins.

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