Maximum reported age in pollock is 25 years. A more typical lifespan is 10 years. The majority of fish caught, however, range between 3 and 6 years of age (Mayo 1994).
Status: wild: 25 (high) years.
Status: wild: 10 (high) years.
Status: captivity: 25 years.
- Mayo, R. 1994. Life histories and habitat requirements of demersal fishes. Pp. 2-3 in R Langton, J Pearce, J Gibson, eds. Selected living resources, habitat conditions, and human perturbations in the Gulf of Maine: Environmental and ecological considerations for fishery management.. Tech. Mem. NMFS-NE-106: NOAA.