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Tilefish, Blueline (Grey Tilefish)

Blueline Tilefish, also known as Grey Tilefish, are not as colorful as Golden Tilefish, but just as delicious. Blueline Tilefish get their name from a narrow gold stripe underlined in blue that runs from their snout to the tip of their eye.  They have a long snout and are dull olive –grey colored on the top of their body and white on the bottom.
 
Raw Tilefish is pinkish-white; when cooked, it turns white and is firm and tender. Like other Tilefish, Blueline Tilefish feed on crustaceans such as Shrimp and Crabs, and people often describe the Tilefish’s mild, sweet flavor similar to Crab or Lobster.
 

Tilefish are commonly found in the western Atlantic from the coast of New Jersey to the southern regions of the Gulf of Mexico. The commercial Blueline Tilefish fisheries predominantly uses longline gear, although handline, rod and reel, and trawl gear are also authorized. The U.S. Blueline Tilefish fishery is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.