Swordfish, Xiphias gladius

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Illustration by Ubaldo Riboni

Description: Swordfish are large, highly migratory, predatory fish characterized by a long, flat bill.

Availability: May 1 to January 31 (drift gillnet); year round (hook and line and harpoon)

Taste: Swordfish has a mildly sweet flavor and a moist, meaty texture with moderately high fat content.

Nutrition: Provides generous amounts of the fat-soluble vitamins D and E; also a good source of potassium and selenium