Perch – Lake Victoria

Lates Niloticus

Market Name(s): Lake Victoria Perch, Nile Perch

Primary Source(s): Congo, Nile, Lake Victoria, Uganda

Season: Year Round

Size Range:  Up to 10 lbs

Lake Victoria Perch is a freshwater fish found in Africa. These fish are caught by small boats working near the shore with longlines and gillnets.

Gill Net


Very similar to grouper, Lake Victoria Perch has a very meaty texture. The flavor is also very mild, which makes it very versatile in the kitchen. One of the most popular ways to cook the perch is to blacken it, like one would do with grouper. This is a perfect option for someone who is looking to do a fish sandwich on their menu.