The Atlantic Cod have a streamlined body shape typical of fish that are able to swim at moderate speeds over long distances. Their colouration varies between black, brown and red. They have three dorsal fins and two anal fins.
Flounder are an oval-shaped fish, strongly compressed and with a fairly straight lateral line leading to a rounded tail. They have a small mouth with few teeth (sometimes none at all). Their body colour varies according to that of the ocean floor.
Haddock are an elongated fish with a forked tail, dark purplish-grey on their head and back and a black lateral line. They have three dorsal fins, the first triangular and the next two squarish.
Hakes resemble other fish in the cod family. A few features distinguish them though, such as their lean, elongated body and two dorsal fins (instead of three).
Atlantic halibut have a compressed, oval-shaped body and usually have both eyes on the right side of their bodies with the left side being totally blind.
Ocean Perch (Redfish)
Even though it isn't a perch at all, Ocean Perch (Redfish) have a short body with a large head and wide, gaping mouth. They have a row of short dorsal spines followed by a flat dorsal fin and a small tail with a shallow indent.
As members of the cod family, pollock have a fairly elongated body, with three dorsal fins and a slightly indented tail. Their dorsal area is greenish-brown, fading slightly and becoming yellowish or olive-green on their sides and silver-grey on their belly.
Atlantic sea scallops are confined to the Northwest Atlantic, and ranges from the Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, North Carolina. It is normally found in waters between depths of 10 – 100 m. Fishable aggregations are found from the Virginia Capes to Port au Port Bay, NL.
Swordfish are large, robust fish distinguished by their very long, pointed snout, from which they take their name. Aside from this feature, they generally resemble other species of tuna. They have a thick body that tapers considerably towards their tail fin, which is long and slender.
Yellowfin are found in the tropical and sub-tropical waters of Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. The Yellowfin are a commercially harvested midsized tuna weighing as much as 200lb. Known for their beautiful sickle-shaped yellow dorsal and anal fins.