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COD BIOLOGY
The scientific name of cod is Gadus morhua. The genus name Gadus comes from the Greek word gados, which simply means fish. The origin of the species name morhua can be derived from the Latin word for cod: morua.
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COD FISHERY
Cod is well suited for human consumption. The lean flesh is rich in proteins and has a low fat content. It can easily be preserved as dried or salted. Cod was probably a favorite dish ever since people inhabited northern Europe and learned to fish. Cod remains (earstones) have been found among other food trash in a stone-age settlement on Gotland Island in the Baltic. The settlement was dated to 3000 years BC.
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This project is funded by the EU Commission, within the 5th framework program, Quality of Life and Management of Living Resources
(Key Action 5.4.3 Common Fisheries Policy)
ESTABLISHING TRACABILITY FOR COD (Gadus morhua): DETERMINING LOCATION OF SPAWNING AND HARVEST
Cod is one of the EU's most economically important fish species, yet as cod cannot be traced to their origin, problems arise with stock management and consumer safety. More >>
     
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