Luckily, the milk fish – Sulemani is the sole living species in the family Chanidae. Milk fish – sulemani is very famous around the world especially in Malaysia, Indonesia, Taiwan, and the Philippines.
The foreigners living in Pakistan constitute a great portion of our milkfish customers. Milkfish was formerly synonymous with eighteen other names owing largely to apparent geographic variations of the type specimens described. However, the credit associated with the presently accepted scientific name of milkfish belongs to Forskal.
English Name: MilkFish
Local Name: Sulemani & Murri
Scientific Name: Chanos Chanos
Milkfish is a sea fish that lives in coastal pelagic, entering estuaries, and brackish waters.
Milkfish is caught using Gillnets.
Lower jaw with a small tubercle at the tip, dorsal fin with 2 spines and 13–17 rays, anal fin with 2 spines and 8–10 rays, scales small, lateral line present.
Milkfish has an olive-green back when alive with silvery flanks. The dorsal and caudal fins are with dark margins.
On average, the milkfish size range is 200 to 1000 grams per fish. However, other sizes are also occasionally available.
MilkFish is preferred for all whole, headless, and slices.
Approx. Cutting Yields
Whole: 100 %
Gutted: 80 %
Headless and Gutted: 65%
Slices: 60 %
Boneless: 38 %
Milkfish is preferred for fry, grill, steam, and curry
Lowers Blood Pressure
Improves Immune System
Strengthens the bones
Improves Skin and Hair health