Species Name:Isurus oxyrinchus
Red – Avoid
Shortfin Mako Shark harvested from the Pacific
When:Available Sporadically Year-Round
Where – USA (California)
How – Wild Caught/Large Mesh Drift Gillnet
Mako Shark has a full flavor and a firm, meaty texture similar to Swordfish (Mako Shark skin is rough and swordfish skin is smooth).
For Your Menu
Shark works well on the grill and is a great choice for fish tacos. Take advantage of sharks firm texture – try it on skewers.
For Your Waitstaff
Customers may have questions about the sustainability of shark – let them know that this shark comes from a strictly managed population, which is why we don’t see it on menus more often
For Your Retail Display
Why not cut some shark up and put it on skewers for your customers to grab and go! Add cherry tomatoes, yellow and green pepper – all they have to do is season and cook!