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Can You Eat Sheepshead Fish?

Sheepshead fish look like, well, sheep. With their sheepish toothy grins and serrated scales, they fascinate saltwater anglers that need loads of patience and a fair amount of cunning to hook one. Can you eat sheepshead...

Green-blotched Parrotfish

Can You Eat Parrotfish?

Called the Rainbows of the Sea, pretty prrotfish are exceptional and unique, with numerous strange and extraordinary characteristics. Can you eat parrotfish? You can, but please don’t. Read on to find out why. Do...

Bluefish

Can You Eat Bluefish?

Bluefish are extremely aggressive, ravenous predators that attack their prey in a feeding frenzy, and fishermen who catch them sometimes also get bitten. Can you eat bluefish? Oh yes! Especially grilled and drenched in...

starfish

Can You Eat Starfish?

You’re walking along the beach and suddenly, you come to a small tide pool, only to look down and find a starfish! Like their distant relative, the sand dollar, the starfish lacks blood and a brain. This...

Fly fishing for Redfish in Louisiana

Can You Eat Redfish?

Redfish is sometimes called “the red drum.” It’s a type of fish that is found in the Atlantic ocean as well as the Gulf of Mexico. It’s very popular with fishermen in the southeast. So, can you...

can you eat sailfish

Can You Eat Sailfish?

Sailfish are the fastest fish in the ocean, which means if you catch one, consider yourself a master angler. If you’ve caught one, then you probably want to know can you eat sailfish, so you know if it’s...

Amberjack on a plate

Can You Eat Amberjack?

AJ, or the amberjack, is a type of fish that’s found in the Atlantic Ocean and in the Gulf of Mexico. They are a popular fish that most anglers seek out frequently. Typically, they are caught when fishermen are...

whole triggerfish on ice

Can You Eat Triggerfish?

With more than 40 species of triggerfish in tropical and subtropical locations across the globe, these fish are plentiful enough that you may be wondering can you eat triggerfish? Well, in most cases, the answer is yes...

holding a spanish Mackerel

Can You Eat Spanish Mackerel? 

If you are looking to try a new type of fish and aren’t sure where to start, the Spanish mackerel is a good fish to take a closer look at. They are lovely colored fish that can be found off of both coasts of...

horseshoe crab on a plate

Can You Eat Horseshoe Crab? 

Horseshoe crabs are small crabs that are typically found in the Atlantic ocean along the US coastal beaches and also in certain waters around Asia. This type of crab dates back a long time and are actually more closely...

can you eat skate fish

Is Skate Safe to Eat?

Skate is a unique, strange, and interesting fish. This fish is treated as a delicacy in a lot of restaurants, and they prepare it in complicated and expensive ways to enhance the flavors of this sweet tasting fish. The...

atlantic bonito

Can You Eat Atlantic Bonito?

Atlantic Bonito are members of the mackerel family, and their dark meat resembles that of tuna. Commonly found in the Atlantic Ocean, off the coast of southern states, you’re probably finding these fish on the end...

spiney dogfish

Is Dogfish Safe to Eat?

Dogfish doesn’t look very appealing when you catch a glimpse of the actual fish. It is quite eel-like and has a long tail, giving it an almost prehistoric look. It’s actually part of the shark family and it...

searobin fish

Can You Eat Sea Robin?

Sea robins, often called Gurnards, are quite an odd-looking fish that get to be a little over a foot long. Their eyes are rather oversized, and, in many areas, they are actually considered a nuisance fish, as they can...

ladyfish

Can You Eat Ladyfish? 

Ladyfish isn’t a common fish on the menu anywhere but that doesn’t mean it isn’t actually edible. So, you may be wondering: can you eat ladyfish? The quick answer is yes. Ladyfish is a fish that can be...

goliath grouper

Can You Eat Goliath Grouper?

For more than 30 years, the Goliath grouper was not available to fishermen because in the 1970s and 1980s, they were overfished and too many juveniles were being taken. At that time, these fish were prized for both...