It is one of the most important edible fish and is of great importance to the fishing industry.
Cod is instantly recognizable from the pale stripe along its side, which runs from the mouth to the tail fin on each side. Its other typical features are the tough barbels on its lower jaw and the protruding upper jaw.
Cod is a migratory fish and is heavily dependent on environmental influences. When they are looking for food, the fish stay in colder regions, but for spawning they move to more southerly, warmer regions.