As we speak, there are lines in the water hoping to bring a good size bluefish into the boat or onto shore. Prized for their oil-rich meat and for the fight they put up when they bite the lure, these fish are a sign that summer is here! Bluefish are relatively inexpensive, compared to its other migratory partners (Striped Bass, Mahi Mahi, Wahoo, Yellowfin Tuna) who show up off the New England coast every summer. BerkShore has been reacquainting people with the deliciousness of Bluefish for a few years now and have had some success converting people while erasing old memories of eating grandpa’s “bad bluefish”.
The arrival of the Bluefish schools is a reminder that if we are to embrace supporting sustainable fisheries we must be flexible and adventurous with the fish we choose to consume. Bluefish stocks are extremely healthy, and you will be too by eating them, so trust your local fishmonger or your favorite chef and say “yes” to Bluefish.
Wes @ BerkShore