Pre-Shift Glossary

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Rockfish, Blackgill

Latin Name: Sebastes melanostomus

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Blackmouth Rockfish, Deep Water Rockfish

Very Clean and Delicate White Flesh
Moist, Mild, Succulent, Creamy

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - From small fishing villages along the northern part of the Baja Peninsula, Day Boat Fishermen set out in small Wooden Pangas for a day of hand lining and scallop diving. The honor of tradition and familial unity are drivers in this amazing Day Boat program. Hauling Baqueta, Snapper, Giant Black Bass, Wild Yellowtail, hand harvested Scallops, and hand netted Shrimp to San Diego gives a unique opportunity to share pristine seafood and a warm history with our customers.

THE FISH - A reasonable resemblance to the fillet shape of Sea Bream and Snapper, however, the Blackgill surpasses those species in "Fat". The Blackgill is a deep water species that packs on "fat" to regulate body temperature. This translates to an incredible silkiness and succulence. The Paper White Cooked flesh is mild and slightly firm with incredible flake. The Blackgill is clean and opaque raw and is a formidable Sashimi and Sushi choice. With all of the creaminess of Tai and Madai, the Blackgill holds up to the most educated palates.
Sashimi, Ceviche, Saute, Broil.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Southern California & Mexico


Baja Peninsula Sea Of Cortez


Baja Peninsula Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line