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Ono fish gets its name from the Hawaiian word "ono" which means "good to eat". It is closely related to King Mackerel and is marketed both as Ono and Wahoo.
Ono has mild-sweet tasting fish with a firm texture, moderate fat, and large, circular flakes when cooked. Their flesh is a beautiful white color and remains white when cooked. Fillets have less blood-line than similar pelagic fish which means they have a higher yield from purchased fillets to useable portions. Shelf life for Wahoo is relatively short...up to 10 days if properly cared for.
Ono, Kingfish, Tiger Fish, Ocean Barracuda, Ono Fish, Peto, Guarapucu, Thazard Barard
Wahoo is a member of the Scombridae family and is characterized by its very elongated, tuna-like body, dark blue-green on the top and silver on the sides, with a very short snout, a massive set of teeth, and a very elongated continuous dorsal fin. It also has 24 to 30 distinguishing blue bars, some of which are double Y-shaped, on its sides. Wahoo (Ono) have been recorded at up to 2.5 meters (8 ft) in length, and weighing up to 83 kilograms (180 pounds), but average commercial weight is 8-30 pounds. Wahoo can swim up to 75 kilometers (47 miles) per hour.
image source - SamanthaTours
Ono photo by www.honolulufish.com
Fresh seafood availability chart: green areas show peak availability, light green show limited availability, gray indicates not available fresh. Frozen available all year long.
Wahoo are found in the tropical and subtropical waters of the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian Oceans, including the Caribbean and Mediterranean seas.
Whole, H&G, Fillets, Steaks
AquaMaps Data sources: GBIF
based upon a 6 oz (171 grams) raw edible serving
MagicofSpice said on Sep 26:
Wow, I did not know about the mercury levels...And this is one of my favorites. Wondering how high of a threat it is? Great article and information :)
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