Wahoo (Ono)

Wahoo (Ono)

Wahoo


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A cousin of mackerel, wahoo is found in warm oceans around the world. In the Pacific, they’re harvested as non-target catch in troll and longline fisheries targeting tunas based out of Hawaii, American Samoa, Guam, and Saipan. Most of the wahoo in the U.S. market comes from Hawaii, where the fish is nicknamed “Ono,” the Hawaiian word for “delicious.” Wahoo grow fast, up to 8 feet and 158 pounds, and have a short life span, up to 9 years. Males are able to reproduce when they reach 2.8 feet in length; females sexually mature when they reach 3.3 feet. They’re usually about a year old at this size. Wahoo spawn year-round in tropical waters and during the summer in higher latitudes, including Hawaii. Individual wahoo spawn multiple times throughout the spawning season. They’re very productive, releasing millions of eggs per year to compensate for eggs that might not survive to adulthood.Wahoo mainly feed on fish, including frigate mackerel, butterfish, porcupine fish, and round herring. They generally compete with tuna for the same kind of food. Scientists have theorized that wahoo is able to eat fish larger than itself by using its sharp teeth to render large prey into bite-size pieces. Wahoo is a lean, mild-tasting fish. Their meat is firm with a large, circular flake. A close relative of king mackerel, wahoo’s meat is lighter in color and has less of the red muscle meat. Wahoo’s pale pink meat turns white when cooked. (Courtesy of NOAA's FishWatch)
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2017-06-03

Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at Cusp Dining & Drinks at Hotel La Jolla in La Jolla, CA. Read more

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Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at Florent Restaurant and Lounge in San Diego, CA. Read more

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Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at Current at Coronado Island Marriott Resort in Coronado, CA. Read more

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Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at The Bellows in San Marcos, CA. Read more

2016-05-28

Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at Ironside Fish & Oyster in San Diego, CA. Read more

2016-05-26

Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at Intertwined Bistro and Wine Bar in Escondido, CA. Read more

2016-05-26

Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Kraken being served at Current at Coronado Island Marriott Resort in Coronado, CA. Read more

2016-05-23

Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Anthony G being served at Current at Coronado Island Marriott Resort in Coronado, CA. Read more

2016-05-21

Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Anthony G being served at Current at Coronado Island Marriott Resort in Coronado, CA. Read more

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Wahoo (Ono) from F/V Anthony G being served at Cusp Dining & Drinks at Hotel La Jolla in La Jolla, CA. Read more

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