So far, you might have noticed that all the fish from the bream family are beautiful and so is the bridled bream. Although not very abundant such as common sea bream or Goldline bream bridled bream – captain has a limited supply throughout the year.
Bridled bream – captain is slightly thick and meaty as compared to other breams and is a versatile cutting option. This sweet and moist flavor fish can be cooked in any imaginable way.
Captain fish has pinkish flesh when raw and sweet and a mild taste when properly cooked.
English Name: Bridled sea bream, Two-bar sea braem
Local Name: Captain
Scientific Name: Acanthopagrus catenula
The captain is a Sea fish that lives in shallow coastal waters, mainly around coral reefs, enters estuaries and bays.
The captain is caught using Gillnets, Seines, and Handlines.
Captain has Scales on the body. The dorsal fin is with 11 spines and 12–15 soft rays, 4½ scale rows between fifth dorsal fin spine base and lateral line, molariform teeth present in both jaws, interorbital area scale-less, anal fin with 3 spines and 10 soft rays.
The captain is silvery with two black bars on their head. The dorsal, caudal, and pectoral fins are yellowish-orange shades.
On average, the Captain size range is 300 to 700 grams per fish. However, other sizes are also occasionally available.
The captain is preferred for all types of cutting but Whole & gutted is the best option.
Approx. Cutting Yields
Headless and Gutted: 65%
The captain is preferred to whole grill and deep-frying. It can be baked and steamed also
Lowers Blood Pressure
Improves Immune System
Strengthens the bones
Improves Skin and Hair health