THE GREATER AMBERJACK IS
This is an important commercial fish, as well as a popular game species, in Europe and North America. It has been an important basis for many coastal communities where it is highly appreciated because of the high quality meat and commercial value. Japan is the largest producer of greater amberjack (called Kanpachi) where its production has increased quickly in the last decades. This large fish is slender and agile, and can grow to be more than 6 feet long. Its is mostly a silvery white color, with a darker gray or bluish coloring from above. As opportunistic predators, greater amberjacks feed on benthic and pelagic fishes as well as squid and crustaceans. Due to the popularity of this fish, it has recently received some attention in the aquaculture industry.