Porgy, Stenotomus chrysops, also referred to as Scup, is one of the most abundant species in the northeastern coast of the United States. It migrates into coastal waters in the summer and offshore in the winter. Because Porgies migrate between state and federal waters, the fishery is managed by the Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Management Council (MAFMC) and the Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission (ASFMC). They are typically caught by trawling.
Porgy is a versatile fish and can be prepared a variety of ways. This slender, silver fish has tender white meat with a large flake and a subtle sweet flavor. It is a bit more tender and flavorful when compared to Tilapia.