NICKNAMES Pink snapper, silver snapper, pink porgy
AVAILABLE May through October
LANDED AT Beaufort, NC; Oak Island, NC
CATCH METHOD hook ‘n line
A GREAT SOURCE OF omega-3s
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Red porgy, also known as pink or silver snapper, are an abundant bottom fish in North Carolina. They are a colorful fish, with a pink body and a yellow lateral line. Red porgy have molar-like back teeth, allowing them to dine on snails, crabs, worms, urchin, and small fish.
Red Porgy is a tasty, mild white fish with delicate flakes. A small fish with thin, delicious skin, It is a great fish to bake or steam whole.
Steam, Bake, Sautee