Mahi-mahi are swift and acrobatic game fish with striking colours. These colours darken when the fish dies (see illustrations) The current IGFA all tackle record is 39.91 kilograms (88lb), caught in 1998 in Exuma, Bahamas by Chris Johnson of Lake Mary, Florida. Catches average 7 to 13 kilograms (15 to 29 lb), and any mahi-mahi over 18 kilograms (40 lb) is exceptional. Males are often larger than females.
Mahi mahi are also known as dorado or dolphin fish. However, they are not at all related to dolphins. Dolphins are air-breathing mammals, where as mahi mahi are water-breathing fish, distantly related to perch. They are similar in taste to flounder and other whitefish
Not only is fish delicious, it’s good for you. A low-fat, high-protein powerhouse packed with omega-3 fatty acids, fish offers a wide range of health benefits, from keeping your brain and heart functioning properly to helping ease symptoms of depression, and even keeping your skin and hair looking radiant.
Medical evidence suggests that eating fish on a regular basis—two or three times a week—may help to reduce the incidence of heart disease.
Feeling blue? Eat some fish. Research has discovered links between low omega-3 levels and higher incidences of depression, seasonal affective disorder, and postpartum depression.
DHA plays a huge role in the health of a growing fetus, contributing heavily to the development of a baby’s brain and central nervous system.