PomfretThe pomfret is a marine fish of the family Bramidae. It consists of approximately 35 species that occur in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Indian oceans. Pomfrets are found around the world, but not as common as other fishes such as mackerel or tunas.
The common name for members of the genus Brama is pomfret. These fish exhibit a unique quality in their mouths, which have a small protrusion on the upper jaw and two large keratinous plates on the lower jaw. This feature allows them to vacuum up food from the seafloor.
Pomfrets can grow to about 100 pounds but have been seen at up to 200 pounds. They are farmed in Asia, especially in China. Pomfrets grow faster and larger than any other fish farmed in Asia, and they provide a good source of food for those who can afford it.
Most pomfrets are silver with dark greenbacks; however, the South China Sea Brama has bright blue-green spots along its sides. Members of this family eat crustaceans, such as crabs and prawns, and small fish.
A pomfret's mouth is unique in that it has a small protrusion on the upper jaw and two large keratinous plates on the lower jaw. This allows them to vacuum up food from the seafloor. The common name for members of this family is pomfret. Most members of this family are silver with dark greenbacks, but the South China Sea Brama has bright blue-green spots along its sides.
This fish exhibits a unique quality in their mouths that allow them to vacuum up food from the seafloor. Most members of this family grow to around 100 pounds, but the largest have been seen at up to 200 pounds. They are captured in open water or by trawling.
According to the Encyclopedia of Life, members of the Bramidae family are deep-bodied, moderately compressed fusiform fish that have long dorsal fins with slender spines and small mouths. Their pelvic fins are short or absent. There are no teeth on their vomer and palatines. The scales are cycloid and adherent.
Global pomfret production
Pomfret fish are popular in many parts of the world, especially in Asia. They are a delicacy in Chinese cuisine, and they are also popular in other Asian countries such as Japan, Korea, and Vietnam. In recent years, pomfret fish have become more widely available in the West, thanks to the growth of the aquaculture industry.
Pomfret fish are typically found in the wild in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are a pelagic species, which means that they live in open water rather than near the bottom of the ocean. Pomfret fish can grow to be quite large, with some individuals reaching over a meter in length.
The global production of pomfret fish has been increasing in recent years, due to the growing demand from consumers. In 2016, the world production of pomfret fish was estimated to be around 1.3 million tonnes. The majority of this fish is consumed within Asia, but the fish is also becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world.
Pomfret fish are usually caught using trawl nets. They are also sometimes caught with line and hook, or by using hand nets. The fish are then typically sold fresh, but they can also be frozen or canned.