Pre-Shift Glossary

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Escolar, Walu

Latin Name: Lepidocybium flavobrunneum

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Escolar, Hawaiian Butterfish, White Tuna

TABLESIDE - Brilliant White with the with a silky texture of the fattiest of Tuna.
Paper White, Extremely Moist, Creamy.

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Hawaiian Walu Fishermen troll the South Pacific Long Lining for Pelagic species. The Walu is a targeted species with a long history as a food fish. Walu are hand selected for and our customers at the United Fishing Agency Auction in Honolulu.

THE FISH - Walu is a long slender fish with a high fillet yield. The Walu is unable to digest wax esters in its natural diet. This attributes to one of the richest fish in the Pacific waters. 
*Serving suggestion:
4-6 ounce portions.
Sashimi, Sushi, Grill, Poach.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Southern Pacific & Hawaii


Hawaii & Open Pacific


Hawaiian Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line