Pouting, Trisopterus luscus

Ink on paper

Artist: Julia Churchill-Angus

The pouting, dab or pout (or blegg, or whiting pout, or scotch haddock!) is a common inshore fish, usually found between 3 and 100m right across UK waters. The species has only recently been thought of as  a food fish and can make an appearance at fishmongers and supermarkets as a cheaper alternative to other more common whitefish. Pouting have quite short  lifespans (four years) and grow quickly, so as a commercial species could be seen as a relatively sustainable choice.

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