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Mahi Mahi

Mahi-Mahi is commonly known as Dolphin Fish. They are distinguished by its vibrant coloration: bright blues, greens and golds on the sides and back. The color begins to fade immediately after the fish is caught. Mahi-Mahi averages 15 to 28 pounds. Mature males have prominent foreheads protruding well above the body while the Females have a more rounded head. Mahi-mahi are veracious carnivores and grow rapidly, feeding on small fish and crustaceans. The fish are migratory and found in the tropic and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Pacific and Indian Oceans. The extra lean dark meat is firm textured with a solid flake and is moist with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. There is a prominent blood line that should be removed, because it can have a “muddy” flavor. Most mahi-mahi are caught by long-line boats, but there is also a hook and line fishery. Regulations for this migratory fish are spread among several organizations in the U.S. and Latin America.