Hamachi (Yellowtail)

Hamachi is the Japanese name for Pacific Yellowtail. These beauties can be caught off the Pacific Coast from Hawaii all the way down and into the Sea of Cortez, although most Hamachi is farm-raised in Japan and exported across the globe.

Keeping the various types of fish from this family straight can be a challenge. Steal a memory trick from your college entrance exams: Hamachi is to Yellowtail as Kanpachi is to Amberjack – closely related cousins with bi-lingual monikers.