Opah (Lampris guttatus), Hawaiian Moonfish, Moonfish
A colorful and tasty fish.
Opah, also known as Hawaiian Moonfish, is an exquisite fish that has a taste profile between swordfish and tuna. Our main supply of opah comes from Fiji where it is caught using a bottom longline. We also supplement our Fijian opah with opah caught in Hawaii and Ecuador. This fish has received a yellow or Good Alternative ranking from the Monterey Seafood Watch Program.
The Monterey Seafood Watch Program rates opah caught in the Western Central Pacific Ocean using longlines as a good alternative. However, the true population status of opah in the pacific remains unknown; and even though management of the U.S. fisheries ranges from moderately effective to effective, fisheries need to be cautious and conscious when it comes to catching species with unclear populations.
As a 100% transparent and sustainable seafood supplier, Royal Hawaiian was one of the first seafood processors in the country to collaborate with the Monterey Bay Seafood Watch program to ensure that we only sell products from fisheries that are responsibly harvested or aquacultured.