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Fresh Shark Meat

How Many Species of Shark are There?

The shark family has over 500 species of shark that are swimming throughout the world's oceans. Sharks range in size from the dwarf lantern shark that is only 7" long and weighs 27 grams (about one ounce) to the whale shark which can grow up to 67' in length.

Is Shark Legal to Eat in the US?

Yes! Sharks are legal to eat in the US. What is actually illegal is the act of "finning" a shark, which is cutting the fins off and throwing them back into the water.

What are the Best Types of Shark to Eat?

Though we don't see many sharks on our plates, the Thresher Shark is one of those sharks whose meat is considered a delicacy and that people eat quite often. In addition to Thresher Shark, you can also eat Mako, Sevengill, Soupfin, Leopard, Dogfish, Shovelnose, and Blacktip Sharks.

At Fulton Fish Market, we offer Thresher Shark for delivery, let's learn more about Thresher Shark!

What is a Thresher Shark?

The Thresher Shark is a large lamniform shark from the Alopias family. Thresher sharks are found in all temperate and tropical oceans around the world. They hunt in large schools and eat bony fish, shrimps, squid, and crabs. Thresher shark is the only shark that hunts using its tail.

What Do Thresher Sharks Taste Like?

Thresher Shark is meaty in texture, firm, and dense but has a relatively mild flavor. While some may think it's a joke, Thresher Shark does have a taste profile similar to chicken or alligator meat. The taste is slightly sweet and due to the meatiness of the shark, it makes for great grilling!

How To Cook Thresher Shark

Thresher shark can be prepared in a variety of different ways but tastes great grilled, baked, or broiled, and makes for a great fish (or shark) taco! The versatility of the meat allows it to be used in a plethora of dishes.

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