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Canthidermis sufflamen

Triggerfish are easy to identify when whole –  their roundish, flat body, tough skin and tell-tale dorsal spines are rather unique. They can “trigger” these strong dorsal spines and lock them in place as a defensive technique – locking themselves into tight crevices for protection.

Market Description: Triggerfish are delicious, with firm white flesh that is mild with a slightly sweet finish. The fillets cook quickly, making them great for sandwhiches, or pan frying and finishing with a squeeze of lemon – keep it simple and let the fresh flavor of locally caught triggerfish be the star of the dish!

Habitat: These well managed fish are harvested from North Carolina to the Caribbean, along the Atlantic as well as the Gulf.

Fishing Technique: hook & line, trawling