Dolphin fish
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Dolphin fish, Sebastes ruberrimus

A dolphin fish is iridescent gold, green, silver, and blue, and so dazzling it is hard to believe that more than one of such a marvelous creature exists. But these pelagic works of art thrive in the warm waters off the Hawaiian, Japanese and Indonesian archipelagos, the coasts of Central and South America, and in the Red Sea, and Eastern Mediterranean. Also known as Mahi Mahi, they come to our tables from commercial, sport and artisanal fishing fleets, taken by baited single hooks or longlines either intentionally or as bycatch in fisheries for marlin, tuna, sharks and swordfish. Between 30,000 and 40,000 tons of Mahi Mahi are delivered into the global market each year. Dolphin fish are prolific spawners, grow quickly, and have short life spans. Mahi Mahi means Strong Strong in Polynesian.

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