Tautog, Tautoga onitis (Blackfish)

Finfish  <<  Tautog

Monterey Fish Market Seafood Index photograph of Tautog,  Tautoga onitis  (Blackfish)


North Carolina to New England


Year-round, yet sporadic

Method of Capture:

Trawl, Traps, Hook & Line

Sustainability Consideration:

Tautog stocks have been over-fished. Select trap caught or hook & line-caught tautog.

Size Range:

.5 to 5 pounds

Flavor and Texture:

Mild, delicate flavor with a slightly chewy texture

Cooking Tips:

sauté, fry, stew - ideal for chowder