Hake has a mild flavour with a medium but firm textured meat and is best poached with lemon juice
Hake comes from the same order (Gadiformes) as cod haddock. It is a medium / large fish averaging 1 to 8in weight, but has been known to grow up to 60. can grow up to 1 metre in length and their life span be around 14 years. They live in waters ranging in depth from 200 to 350 m.
The male and female hake look almost the same.
Capture Area: South East Atlantic (FAO 47)
Stock Area: South Africa
Stock Detail: Inshore Fishery
NUTRITIOUS & DELICIOUS
Fish and chips can be eaten as part of a healthy diet, if eaten in moderation is a wholesome nutritious, and also provide a perfectly nutritious meal which contains less additives than other takeaways.
A portion of Fish, Chips & Mushy Peas contains:
Excellent source of protein and omega-3 fatty acid.
Vitamin C, vitamins B6 and B12, some iron, zinc and calcium.
Great source of important dietary fibre
Balance your meal with Peas as one of your 5 a day
MSC CERTIFIED? YES WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?
Kingfisher’s Cod, Haddock, Plaice, Hake, Pollock, Hoki, Smoked Herring, Smoked Haddock, Prawns, Salmon Goujons, Cornish Sardines, Saithe & Jersey Lobster are now MSC (Marine Stewardship Council) certified , which means that this seafood comes from fisheries that have been independently certified to the MSC’s standard for a well-managed and sustainable fishery
The MSC's sustainability standard is considered to be the highest in the world, and Kingfisher is one of only a handful of fish and chip shops in the UK to have the certification to allow the use of the ecolabel on the menu.
Kingfisher’s Chain of Custody (CoC)Certification code is: MSC-C-53712
IS IT SUSTAINABLE? YES
Hake is a slow growing fish with a life span of about 14 years.
M. capensis, mainly taken in inshore waters, is above sustainable levels and catches below Maximum Sustainable Yield (MSY). The deepwater paradoxus stock is below precautionary levels and a rebuilding plan is in place. Measures to reduce by catch of seabirds and other fish species have been adopted through a comprehensive management plan and observer programme. The Cape hake fishery has been certified as a responsible fishery since 2004.
As a barometer and aid, we use the Marine Conservation Society (MCS).
The MCS has detailed information at www.fishonline.org. This is an in depth guide to sustainable seafood.
The MCS use a rating system to identify species considered to be sustainably produced and those species that are not.
Those species considered as “fish to eat” are given a ‘1’ rating ‘Green’ through to those “fish to avoid a ‘5’ rating ‘Red’