This beautiful pink fish is very famous among seafood lovers for its nice flat shape that is ideal for grill and BBQ. A low-budget alternative to Pomfret and Bream, Threadfin Bream – Chakori is abundant in Pakistan and has stable supply and prices throughout the year. Threadfin Bream – Chakori is one of those fish that are ideal for Whole cutting.
Threadfin Bream is not easily available on retail outlets and roadside fish stalls because almost all of the catch is exported to Korea, China, and Japan.
Threadfin Bream is highly sought after because of its mild flavor. With its pinkish opaque flesh, the popularity of Threadfin Bream continues to grow as a slightly sweeter-tasting alternative to other costly fish.
Threadfin Bream is usually found on sandy and muddy seabeds in coastal and offshore waters in depth from 20 m to 120 m.
English Name: Threadfin Bream
Local Name: Chakori, Sultan Ibrahim, Laal Pari
Scientific Name: Nemipterus bipunctatus
Threadfin Bream are caught using bottom trawls.
Threadfin Bream is a moderately elongate fish with a long-based dorsal fin and a strongly forked caudal fin.
The body is pinkish-mauve above and white below. There are five or six greenish-yellow stripes on the side of the body and a red spot beneath the origin of the lateral line. The iris is red and the cheek has a golden tinge.
On average, the Seabream size range is 100 grams to 200 grams per fish. However, Other sizes are also occasionally available.
Threadfin Bream is preferred for Whole and Gutted and Headless and Gutted.
Approx. Cutting Yields
Whole: 100 %
Gutted: 80 %
Headless and Gutted: 68 %
Slices: 70 %
Threadfin Bream is preferred to grill, steam & deep fry.
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