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Grouper, Black Florida

Latin Name: Mycteroperca bonaci

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Black Grouper, Gag.

Black Grouper is arguably the highest quality food fish in the Grouper Family. 
Flakey, Sweet, Light, Moist.

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - 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.

THE FISH - Typically large fish. Growing to 30-40 lbs, it can offer baseball cuts for dramatic center-of-the-plate presentation. It is menued in many revered Fine Dining Restaurants.
Pan Roast, Sear, Broil, Poach

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

South Atlantic & Caribbean


Florida & Caribbean


St Pete Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line