Traceable Species

Monchong


Sicke Pomfret

Monchong

Monchong is an open-ocean species that's widely distributed in the warm waters of the Pacific. It is generally caught accidentally in longline fisheries targeting tuna, snapper and other species, and is becoming increasingly popular in Hawaiin restaurants. 

Monchong has a rounded shape, pointed fins and big scales. They weigh between four and 26 pounds, with fish over 12 pounds being of prime market size. Because of its high oil content, monchong is well suited for grilling but it can also be broiled, sauteed, or baked. 

Monchong

Scientists know very little about the monchong's life history. This is due to the fact that it is a deep ocean fish with only a minor commercial fishery. 

Food Info Monchong


TASTING NOTES

Color: White flesh with pinkish tones

Texture: Firm

Flavor: Moderate

Suggested Preparations: Grilled, Broiled, Baked, Sautéed

HOW TO CHOOSE A QUALITY MONCHONG
Species Range
Source: Fishbase.org
COMMON NAMES
Sicke Pomfret
FISHERY OPENINGS
Hawaiian Bottomfish by Rod & Reel Sep 01 - Aug 31
These crabs mate at the time of maturity, which is approximately 3 years of age. Females are smaller than males; this is because the development of reproductive tissues required more energy for females, leaving less energy available for continued body growth. They grow through a process known as molting—regularly shedding their shell and growing a new, larger one. They continue to molt and grow after they have reached sexual maturity. During the breeding season, the crabs leave their borrows in a phenomenon characterized by mass mate-searching events. Once mating/fertilization has occurred, females spawns in the water. The larvae released during the rainy season develop in offshore waters and return to coastal waters five to eight weeks after larval release.
Mangrove crabs are important fishery resources in all Brazilian coast, mainly in the north and northeast where many fishermen depend upon their catch. In addition to its social and economic importance, the mangrove crab is a “keystone” species in ecosystem, they playing an important role in the processes of nutrient cycling and energy transfer.

Fishing Methods

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Pelagic Longline

This fishery uses a longline to catch a variety of pelagic fish on the high seas such as tuna and swordfish. A deep-set longline is used to primarily target tuna and a shallow-set longline is used to target swordfish or mixed species including bigeye, Albacore and yellowfin tuna. Baited hooks are attached to a line that floats in the ocean using buoys and flagpoles.

FISHERIES:

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Pelagic Hook-and-Line

This fishery uses a variety of artisanal hook-and-line methods to catch coastal pelagic fish such as tuna, marlin, swordfish, mahi mahi, wahoo (ono) and others. A pole and line with live bait scattered into the water is used to catch feeding skipjack tuna. Trolling with lures and lines, and handlines with lures, lines and bait bags are used to target larger fish such as bigeye tuna, swordfish, mahi mahi and wahoo.

FISHERIES:

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Deep-sea Rod & Reel

This fishery uses rods and reels to catch six species of snapper and one species of grouper that are called “bottomfish.”

FISHERIES:

Featured Harvester Bernie Berry

Mangrove Crab Harvester

Canavieiras, Brazil

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