Silver hake fish are deep-sea fish that belong to the cod family. They live on the continental shelf and exist in depths as high as 1,000 meters. They are also found in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast and to the south of South Carolina.
Silver hake fish live in other waters around the world, such as between New York and Cape Cod and northward to the Newfoundland banks. They are dark-gray, brown and silver in color and appear brightly iridescent when removed from the water. Adults average 14 inches in length and grow to a maximum weight of 5 pounds.