Margate Snapper

Large Sea Bream that eats as well as any Snapper. Mild, but sweet.

Light, Paper White, Delicate

In the Haemulon Genus we find many Florida favorites including Magrate, White Snapper, Sailor's Choice, and Porkfish. The Margate is one of the largest in the Genus. Margates are a specialty and aren't often targeted by fishermen. Its Snapper like qualities make the Margate a very desirable food fish. Eats like a cross between Red Snapper and Hogfish. Light, moist, white and sweet. Apply any of your favorite Snapper or Hogfish recipes for a brilliant guest experience.

Quick Facts

Commonly Known As:
Margate Grunt, White Margate, Margate Snapper

  • Species Name


  • Latin Name

    Haemulon album

  • Origin

    Florida Keys

  • 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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