Grouper's average weight is around 15 pounds, with the largest catch on record at a little over 39 pounds. This species lifespan is approximately 25 years. Distinguishable by itsí firm pinkish meat, it has become one of the most requested smoked items.
Tuna are known to be one of the fastest swimmers in the ocean, traveling at speeds of up to 50 mph. With an average lifespan of 8 years, Tuna can reach lengths of up to 6 feet and weights of up to 450 lbs. However, the average catch by commercial fishermen is 75 to 100 lbs.
Swordfish is named after its sharp bill, resembling a sword. The bill is used to injure its prey, making for an easier catch. Lacking teeth, the swordfish relies on its great speed and agility. Swordfish can grow up to 14 feet and weigh as much as 1400 pounds. Females grow larger than males, with males rarely weighing over 300 pounds.
Mahi-Mahi is a Hawaiian word that means "strong-strong". Mahi Mahi are distinguished by dazzling colors including golds, bright blues and greens. Mahi Mahi has a lifespan of 3 to 4 years, which makes them one of the fastest growing fish in the sea.
Snapper of the Lutjanus family, are fin fish that are typically found in tropical coastal waters. Snappers are not known for their massive size, but some snappers can grow up to approximately 3 feet long. Most snapper feed off of smaller fish or crustaceans, giving it an excellent flavor.
Tilapia are mainly freshwater fish inhabiting shallow streams, ponds, rivers and lakes and less commonly found living in brackish water. Historically, they have been of major importance in artisan fishing in Africa and the Levant and are of increasing importance in aquaculture and aquaponics.
Salmon is the common name for several species of fish in the family Salmonidae. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic (genus Salmo) and Pacific Ocean (genusOncorhynchus). Typically, salmon are anadromous: they are born in fresh water, migrate to the ocean, then return to fresh water to reproduce. However, populations of several species are restricted to fresh water through their lives.
Trout is the name for a number of species of freshwater fish belonging to the genera Oncorhynchus, Salmo and Salvelinus. Most trout such as Lake trout live in freshwater lakes and/or rivers exclusively, while there are others such as the Rainbow trout which may either live out their lives in fresh water, or spend two or three years at sea before returning to fresh water to spawn. A rainbow trout that spends time in the ocean is called a steelhead.