Is It Wild or Farmed? Monkfish is wild caught.
Where is it fished? Monkfish is found in the Northwest Atlantic from the Grand Banks and Gulf of St. Lawrence to Cape Hatteras, NC. The Monkfish The Lobster Place procures is primarly landed from Massachusetts to the Grand Banks.
Where does The Lobster Place Source it? The Lobster Place procures Monkfish from dealers like Douty Brothers Seafood, (Portland, Me), Atlantic Coast Seafood (Boston, MA), and AB Seafood (New Bedford, MA).
Is it sustainable? Monkfish stocks are healthy and harvested at sustainable levels. Once considered overfished, strict management measures were introduced that have drastically improved population levels to the point where Monkfish stocks have been declared rebuilt. The bottom trawling fishing method used to catch monkfish can result in by-catch and may be damaging to the ocean floor.
What is the flavor/texture profile? Dense, firm meat with a mild and slightly sweet taste.
How do I Cook it?