Barrel Fish

Barrel Fish
Barrel Fish

Hyperoglyphe perciformis

Habitat: All along the Atlantic coast, Gulf of Mexico

Availability: Since there isn't a directed fishery for barrel fish, we only see them sporadcially - let your sales rep know if you'd like a call when they come in.

Flavor Profile: Cooks up tender and moist, with a rich, sweet and distinctive flavor. Great for a variety of applications, but holds up well to pan searing, roasting and grilling. 

Yield: 54%

Fishing Technique: Hook & line

Special Note: Although barrel fish are caught in very deep water (below 3,000 feet) they get their name from their habit of congregating around floating debris - including barrels. 

Suitable Sub: Wreckfish, Black Drum

Seasonality

spring/summer/fall
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