Cod facts for kids
|Atlantic cod, Gadus morhua|
Cod is an important type of fish for professional fishing. It is also popular to eat, because it is mild in taste. The livers of cods are processed to get cod liver oil. Along with Haddock and Plaice, cod is a very common fish to use for Fish and Chips.
Cod has been traded about since the period of the Vikings. Cod grows to about 5 ft long. The biggest one ever caught weighed about 104 pounds.
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Sixteenth-century Flemish fishmonger displaying cod
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