Baja Kanpachi


(aka: Almaco Jack; Amberjack; Kampachi)

Sustainability Rating:

Yellow – Good Alternative


Kampachi is a delicious, high-value fish species known as Seriola rivoliana.  In the wild, it is referred to as Amberjack.

Available year-round


Where: La Paz, Baja, CA, Mexico

How: Farm raised


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While Kampachi may lend itself to Amberjack recipes, it is substantially different from its wild counterpart.  This is because Kampachi is controlled from hatch-to-harvest, making it a fish with a particularly high fat content.

Kampachi is flavorful and rich with a wonderfully firm texture, plus it is high in omega-3 fatty acids and versatile to cook with.  Whole fish average 6lbs each.

  • Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC) Certified – The only Kampachi farm in North America to be certified by ASC!
  • Farm raised in open ocean aquaculture; marine net pen

For Your Menu

Whole fish are perfect for roasting, poaching or steaming.  Fillets are an excellent choice for grilling or pan searing.  If you buy whole fish you can incorporate the collar and the belly meat into a variety of creative recipes.

For Your Waitstaff

If your customers like Sablefish, they will love Kampachi – rich, full flavor and wonderful texture!

For Your Retail Display

Whole fish displays beautifully in the fish case.  Suggest laying fish on a bed of greens such as kale or banana leaves.