An important commercial species, the Pacific cod is found in the Bering Strait, along the Aleutian Islands and along British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, and part of California.

Pacific cod are similar to but generally smaller than Atlantic cod. Other names include gray cod, gray wolf or grayfish.

In Canada, Pacific cod are managed through the Integrated Fisheries Management Plan (IFMP). In the USA, Pacific cod are managed under fishery management plans for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) region and the Gulf of Alaska (GOA) region.

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