Pre-Shift Glossary

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Spearfish, Shortbill Hebi

Latin Name: Tetrapturus angustirostris

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Short Bill Spearfish, Spearfish, Fuuraikajiki

Very Lean and "Crunchy"
Nutty, Earthy, Lean, Moderate

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - Hawaii's Market is unique; boats fishing local waters bring their bounty in to be offloaded into Hawaii's auction, "United Fishing Agency Auction." Hawaiian auction bidders know their favorite boats, handling practices and ordering days. Each buyer takes their prized winning bid back to the plant each day and grades it for national distribution next day. 

THE FISH - Plank Cut Lean Firm Fish. Some say it has the flavor of Walnuts and Poultry. Great yields (near 100%) on the loin. Pink to orange hues give it a beautiful Sashimi display quality. Hebi is a unique flavor that sets it apart from all others.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

Southern Pacific & Hawaii


Hawaii & Open Pacific


Hawaiian Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line