Species Name: Mahi mahi (Coryphaena hippurus)
Location/Region: Peru EEZ and international waters of the Eastern Pacific Ocean
Gear Type: Longline
Volume: 61,909 MT
Forms of presentation
Fillets with skin, without spines, with a without fat line, interfolded or IQF / IWP of 1/2, 2/3, 3/5, 5/7, and 7 / up lb per piece medallions (slices) with skin, IQF Portions without skin, classified in oz or grams; twin pack (vacuum packed) Eviscerated whole without gills, with head (G + G) or without head (HGT), IQF / IWP classified in pieces per kg.
The mahi-mahi or common dolphinfish (Coryphaena hippurus) is a surface-dwelling ray-finned fish found in off-shore temperate, tropical, and subtropical waters worldwide. Also widely called dorado and dolphin, it is one of two members of the family Coryphaenidae, the other being the pompano dolphinfish. These fish are most commonly found in the waters around the Gulf of Mexico, Costa Rica, and Hawaii.
The name mahi-mahi comes from the Hawaiian language and means "very strong", through the process of reduplication. Though the species is also referred to as the common dolphinfish, the use of "dolphin" can be misleading as they are not related to dolphins; see Coryphaena for the possible etymologies of "dolphinfish". In parts of the Pacific and along the English-speaking coast of South Africa, the mahi-mahi is commonly referred to by its name in Spanish, dorado.