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By Doug Barber, The Sun Herald, Biloxi, Miss. Jun. 22--David Scarborough and friends were swimming with the fishes early in the week. And having a rousing good time. Scarborough, a Gulfport firefighter, was spear fishing Monday with James Caldwell, Alan Agent and John Self.
The Japanese Amberjack (Seriola quinqueradiata), known also as the yellowtail, is a bony fish belonging to the family called Carangidae. It’s native to the northwest Pacific Ocean from Japan to Hawaii and Baja California. It is greatly appreciated within Japan, where it is called Hamachi or buri. They are eaten either raw or cooked, and are a seasonal favorite within the cooler months when the meat must have higher fat content. The amberjack is usually thought of as a winter delicacy of...
The Yellowtail Amberjack or Great Amberjack (Seriola lalandi), is a large fish found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. It is divided into three subspecies. The California Yellowtail, The Southern Yellowtail, and the Asian Yellowtail. The Southern Yellowtail is the largest weighing at most 114 pounds. The Asian Yellowtail is the smallest and weighs an average of 61 pounds.
- Large; stout; burly.