Monkfish

Petriċa
/
Lophius piscatorius
Avoid
Monkfish

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, fish for tomorrow suggests avoiding it. There have also been concerns over its stock levels over the years as its popularity grew.