Monkfish

Petriċa

Lophius piscatorius

Avoid

Caught:

Monkfish are caught with gillnets or trawls.

Availability:

Monkfish is found all year round.

Facts:

Monkfish lie half-buried in the sand waiting for prey. It attracts the prey by means of its fishing filament found at the top of its ‘head’

Our suggestion:

Due to the destructive nature of the fishing methods used to catch monkfish, fish4tomorrow suggests avoiding it. There have also been concerns over its stock levels over the years as its popularity grew.