Species: Amaebi (Heterocarpus laevigatus)
Amaebi (Heterocarpus laevigatus), or smooth nylon shrimp, is a large, deep-sea shrimp in tropical waters. The shrimp are caught in water 1,200 to 2,000 feet deep, on the underwater slopes around the island, and on pinnacles and seamounts that rise from the deep ocean to those depths. They are typically caught using deep-sea traps. This shrimp is prized for its sweet taste and is often sought after for Japanese sushi.
Supplier: Suisan Fish Market
Suisan is proud to be part of the Hawaiian fishing tradition and community, and we honor our fisherman and their families. Suisan Fish Market provides wholesale and retail customers with the freshest seafood available. In addition to pelagic species, Suisan offers the largest variety of reef fish, a highly prized commodity. Suisan Fish Market is fully compliant with federal and local regulations regarding the fishing and handling of seafood products. Learn More.
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