Product Chart

Seasonal Availability of Hawaii's Major Fish Species

Species Name J F M A M J J A S O N D
Tuna
Aku (Skipjack Tuna) . . . . * * * * * - . .
Bigeye Ahi (Bigeye Tuna) * * * * . . . . . * * *
Tombo (Albacore Tuna) . . . * * * * * * - . .
Yellowfin Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) . . . - * * * * * . . .
Billfish
Hebi (Shortbill Spearfish) . . . . . * * * * * . .
Nairagi (Striped Marlin) . * * * * * . . . . * *
Open Ocean
Mahimahi (Dolphinfish) . . * * * . . . * * * .
Monchong (Bigscale or Sickle Pomfret) * * * * * * * * * * * *
Ono (Wahoo) . . . . - * * * * * . .
Opah (Moonfish) . . . * * * * * . . . .
Bottomfish
Hapu'upu'u (Grouper or Sea Bass) . * * * . . . . . * * *
Onaga (Ruby or Long-tail Snapper) * * * . . . . . . . * *
Opakapaka (Crimson Snapper) * * . . . . . . . * * *
Uku (Snapper or Jobfish) . . . - * * * . . . . .
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This is a generalized representation of availability. Individual years and months may not conform to the general pattern due to variations in ocean or weather conditions.

Round Weight of Yield (% of Round Weight)

Species Name Round Dressed Loined Filleted/ Steak Poke Sashimi Dried/Smoked Strips
Tuna
Aku (Skipjack Tuna) 3-30 lbs 75% 55-65% (Lg) 45-60% Variable 35% (Lg) 12% (Dried)
Bigeye Ahi (Bigeye Tuna) 10-250 lbs 75-80% 55-65% 55-65% Variable 35%
Tombo (Albacore Tuna) 40-80 lbs 80-85% 60-65% 60-65% Variable 35% 30% (Smoked)
Yellowfin Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) 3-250 lbs 75-80% 55-65% 55-65% Variable 35% 30% (Smoked)
Billfish
Hebi (Shortbill Spearfish) 20-40 lbs 70-80% 45-55%
Nairagi (Striped Marlin) 40-130 lbs 75% 65% 65% Variable 40%
Open Ocean
Mahimahi (Dolphinfish) 7-25 lbs 75% 40-50%
Monchong (Bigscale or Sickle Pomfret) 8-30 lbs 75% 60-65%
Ono (Wahoo) 60-200 lbs 35% 25%
Opah (Moonfish) 4-25 lbs 45%
Bottomfish
Hapu'upu'u (Grouper or Sea Bass) 5-30 lbs 66% 40%
Onaga (Ruby or Long-tail Snapper) 1-18 lbs 40-50% 30%
Opakapaka (Crimson Snapper) 1-15 lbs 40-50%
Uku (Snapper or Jobfish) 4-18 lbs 45%
Generalized estimates are based on the experience of selected wholesalers, retailers and fishcutters.

Nutrient Content of Selected Fish Species from Hawaii

Species Name Calories Protein (gm) Fat (gm) Sodium (mg)
Tuna
Aku (Skipjack Tuna) 131 24.9 2.7 37
Bigeye Ahi (Bigeye Tuna) 171 23.6 7.8 31
Tombo (Albacore Tuna) 158 25.2 7.2 51
Yellowfin Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) 119 24.5 1.6 37
Billfish
Nairagi (Striped Marlin) 121 23.1 3.2 -
Open Ocean
Mahimahi (Dolphinfish) 94 19.3 1.1 88
Ono (Wahoo) 124 24.1 2.3 82
Bottomfish
Onaga (Ruby or Long-tail Snapper) 102 20.9 1.5 64
Opakapaka (Crimson Snapper) 102 21.9 0.9 54
Data from Joyce Nettleton Seafood Nutrition, Osprey Books, © 1985 amd U.S.D.A Handbook # 8-15 Composition of Foods: Finfish and Shellfish Products. Per 100 Grams (3 1/2 oz.) Raw Fillet

Preparation of Hawaii's Major Fish Species

Species Name Dry/Smoke Broil Bake Steam Saute Poach Raw
Tuna
Aku (Skipjack Tuna) * * * . * . *
Bigeye Ahi (Bigeye Tuna) * * * . * . *
Tombo (Albacore Tuna) * * * . * . *
Yellowfin Ahi (Yellowfin Tuna) * * * . * . *
Billfish
Hebi (Shortbill Spearfish) * * * . * . *
Nairagi (Striped Marlin) * * * . * . *
Open Ocean
Mahimahi (Dolphinfish) * . * . * * *
Monchong (Bigscale or Sickle Pomfret) * * * * * * *
Ono (Wahoo) * . * * * * *
Opah (Moonfish) * * * * * * .
Bottomfish
Hapu'upu'u (Grouper or Sea Bass) * . * * . * *
Onaga (Ruby or Long-tail Snapper) . . * * * * *
Opakapaka (Crimson Snapper) . . * * * * *
Uku (Snapper or Jobfish) . - - - * * *

How Much To Buy

Species For Sashimi For Cooking
Tuna
All Species Prepared: 1 lb/10 persons
Loined/ filleted: 16 lbs/100 persons
Round: 28 lbs/100 persons
Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3-4 lbs/10 persons
Dressed: 45-5- lbs/100 persons
Round: 60-65 lbs/100 persons
Billfish
All Species Prepared 1 lb/10 persons
Loined/filleted: 16 lbs/100 persons
Round: 25 lbs/100 persons
Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3-4 lbs/10 persons
Dressed: 40-45- lbs/100 persons
Round: 55-60 lbs/100 persons
Open Ocean
Mahimahi (Dolphinfish) Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3 1/2 lbs/10 persons
Dressed: 60 lbs/100 persons
Round: 80 lbs/100 persons
Monchong (Bigscale or Sickle Pomfret) Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Round: 75 lbs/100 persons
Ono (Wahoo) Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3 1/2 lbs/10 persons
Dressed: 45 lbs/100 persons
Round: 60 lbs/100 persons
Opah (Moonfish) Prepared 1 lb/10 persons
Loined/filleted: 14 lbs/100 persons
Round: 40 lbs/100 persons
Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3 1/2 lbs/10 persons
Round: 100 lbs/100 persons
Bottomfish
Hapu'upu'u (Grouper or Sea Bass) Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3 1/2 lbs/10 persons
Dressed: 56 lbs/100 persons
Round: 85 lbs/100 persons
Snappers Prepared 1 lb/10 persons
Loined/filleted: 15 lbs/100 persons
Round: 33 lbs/100 persons
Prepared: 1/3 lb/person
Loined/filleted: 3 1/2 lbs/10 persons
Round: 80 lbs/100 persons

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