Snapper – Onaga

Etelis Coruscans

Market Name(s): Onaga Pink Tail Longtail

Primary Source(s): Hawaii, New Zealand

Season: October to March

Size Range:  up to 20 lbs

Hand Line - Longline Ikijime

Onaga snapper caught in Hawaii with handlines is a "Good Alternative." The stock's status is unknown, habitat impacts are minimal and management of the fishery is moderately effective. However, this fishery also targets Hawaiian grouper (aka Hapu'u), a near threatened species that's endemic to the Hawaiian Islands.

It is ideal fish for practically all applications. Raw in sushi or sashimi, poach, BBQ, bake, curry, marinade, smoke, soup/chowder, fry.

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