Scientific Name: Xiphias gladus
Swordfish has a firm, meaty texture and contains ample amounts of selenium, niacin, vitamin B12, and zinc. Bright white or pink swordfish meat with a bright red bloodline denotes freshness. Peak swordfish landings are August through October, which is also when the prices tend to be low.
Industry Sizing & Terminology
- 33 to 49# : Rat
- 50 to 99# : Pup
- 100 to 199# : Marker
- 200 to 299# : Double Marker
Video courtesy of Grossman’s Seafood