Scup are schooling fish which means fishermen can get into them pretty easily when they present themselves - we’d love to see you feature this gorgeous silver fish while they are available. Described as a “classic pan fish”, scup are a delicious out-of-the ordinary offering that your customers may recognize (we’ve been fishing scup commercially in the US for hundreds of years). If they aren’t familiar with the fish, how exciting is it to offer them something new? We don’t often get that chance.
Whole fish continues to rank high with customers - scup is a perfect choice if you’re looking for a fish to try. They cook up tender and flaky with a mild flavor. In fact, you can think of them as a wild version of the farmed Mediterranean bass that we bring in. Easy to work with and a great way to support regional fishermen.
Scup are sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.