Amberjack Florida

Firm & moist with large flakes.

Moist, Succulent, Moderate

Greater and Lesser Amberjacks have a great "Oil" to the flesh. They cook up firm with a very silky texture. Wild Amberjacks are leaner than farmed Hamachi and Hiramasa, but hold up to more expensive farmed products in flavor and usability. Amberjacks are an undersung species and have a reputation for parasitic activity in the flesh. If parasites are found they are easily removed and also pose no threat to humans. This is a reputation that is not as deal breaker. Amberjack receive high heat cooking very well and marinate beautifully. Sear, Broil, Grill, Smoke.

Quick Facts

Commonly Known As:
Greater Amberjack; Lesser Amberjack

  • Species Name


  • Latin Name

    Seriola dumerili

  • Origin

    Florida Atlantic

  • Harvest Method

    Hook & Line

  • Range & Habitat

    South Atlantic & Caribbean

  • Producer

    St Pete Fleet

Year Round

Range & Habitat

about the fishery

St Pete Fleet

St Petersburg Fleet - Jutting between the pristine waters of the Gulf Of Mexico and the vast span Atlantic Ocean, Florida Vessels have the best of both worlds. Day Boat and Long Line Fisheries produce a bounty of tropical species as well as migratory predators and pelagic species. 

Ask any fish monger about procuring Gulf species and he’ll mention St. Petersburg, Florida (“St. Pete” for short). Vast varieties of fin-fish ranging from tuna and swordfish to groupers and snappers are distributed through this historically-rich region of the Florida coastline. Expect to also see a robust selection of Keys-caught species like yellowtail snapper, Caribbean Red Snapper and Hogfish to come through St. Pete. It’s regionally situated in a perfect location for national distribution and with our Q&A in place, it’s always top quality.

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