Any of several
silvery food fishes (family Salmonidae, or
Coregonidae), inhabiting cold northern lakes
of Europe, Asia, and North America.
weigh about 2–5 lbs (1–2 kg); they eat
insect larvae and other small animals. The
Lake Superior whitefish (Coregonus
clupeaformis), also called whiting or shad,
is the largest of the lake whitefishes.
Ciscoes, or lake herring (Coregonus artedi),
are herringlike food and sport fishes. The
best sport fishes of the family are the
Rocky Mountain whitefish (Prosopium
williamsoni) and other round whitefishes.
(white fish, demersal fish) is a fisheries
term referring to several species of oceanic
deep water finfish, particularly cod (Gadus
morhua), whiting (Merluccius bilinearis),
and haddock (Melanogrammus aeglefinus), but
also hake (Urophycis), pollock (Pollachius),
Unlike oily fish, white fish contain oils
only in their liver, rather than in the gut
and can therefore be gutted as soon as they
are caught, on board the ship. white fish
has dry and white flesh
White fish are divided into round fish which
live near the sea bed (cod, coley) and
flatfish such as plaice which live on the
Whitefish is sometimes eaten straight but
often used reconstituted for fishsticks,
gefilte fish, lutefisk, surimi
(imitation crabmeat), etc.
It is most
widely known as the fish in fish and chips.