Pre-Shift Glossary

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Pomfret, Monchong California

Latin Name: Taractichthys steindachneri

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Big Scale, Sickle Pomfret

Deep Sea Fat content and Very Moist.

Light, Mild, Flakey, Moist.

Food Information:

THE FISHERY - This special offering is a direct Southern California shipping opportunity. When Deep Water Pacific fleet members catch the best currents, they ship directly into San Diego to offload. This is a very special occurrence and brings the best of the Pacific Deep Water, and Hawaii to the Mainland. has a unique opportunity to bring these species to our Chefs. Opah & Bigeye Tuna, Ono, and Monchong are some of the most marketable fish from the South Pacific, and we have them Next Day to you.

THE FISH - Monchong is a deep ocean Pomfret that offers a lightly flavored, very moist flesh. It has a very white color when cooked and is forgiving to high heat and caramelizes well. The Monchong offers plenty of nutritional value and is a clean taste that accents many Pacific Rim and French culinary styles. offers Monchong year round.

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Spring Summer

Range & Habitat:

Southern California & Mexico


Deep Pacific Longline


Baja Peninsula Fleet

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line