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It’s not a Duck face I’m just Pouting

Pouting are found predominantly in European waters, especially around the south and west of the British Isles and in Scandinavian waters, although they can also be found in the Mediterranean and along the north African coast.

Pouting are scavengers which feed on the seabed. They forage for any food source they can find with marine worms, shellfish and dead fish all making up their diet. Due to their small size pouting are a source of prey for large species such as cod, bass and conger eels.

Pouting have a newly acquired reputation as a food fish. Until recently it was rare to see this species for sale but this has changed and now it is possible to buy both pouting fillets and whole pouting from supermarkets and fishmongers, where they are a cheaper (and more sustainable) alternative to premium white fish such as haddock and cod.

Type

Fish: Scavenger fish

What do they eat?

Worms, shellfish and dead fish

Size

Max 30cm

Water Type

Salt Water

Where are we?

Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea

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