Species Name:Xiphias gladius
Yellow – Good Alternative
Local swordfish carefully harvested using drift gillnet (DGN).
How: Drift Gillnet (DGN)
A drift gillnet is an unanchored panel of stretched mesh (14 inches or greater) suspended vertically in the water by floats along the top and weights along the bottom. Regulations require large mesh drift gillnets fishing off the west Coast to be equipped with acoustic pingers and extenders.
Gillnet caught Swordfish meat is moist and flavorful with a slightly sweet taste. Steaks have a moderately high oil content and a firm, meaty texture.
For Your Menu
Swordfish’s meaty, firm texture means its great on the grill and can stand up to a variety of cooking applications.
For Your Waitstaff
For your die-hard meat eaters, swordfish provides an opportunity to enjoy a seafood with some “oomph”!
For Your Retail Display
Go ahead and cut some swordfish into chunks and thread on skewers – your customers will love this easy grab-and-go option for the grill!