Mahi mahi

Scientific name: Coryphaena hippurus

  • Sustainable

    Australia’s catch of mahi mahi from the Eastern and Billfish Fishery is sustainable, as determined by the Australian Fisheries Management Authority Ecological Risk Assessment. Catch of mahi mahi is managed through trip limits.

  • Tasty

    A versatile fish that can be cooked in many ways, including grilling, frying, baking or barbecuing.

  • Nutritious

    A lean protein source full of omega-3 fatty acids and micronutrients that are vital for a healthy immune system, heart and brain.

Quick facts

  • The name mahi-mahi comes from the Hawaiian language and means "very strong".
  • Mahi mahi are distinguished by dazzling colours—golden on the sides, and bright blues and greens on the sides and back.
  • They can live for up to five years.
  • Mahi mahi is among the fastest-growing of fish.


Eastern Tuna and Billfish Fishery

Perth Cairns Gold Coast Maroochydore Coffs Harbour Sydney Bermagui Melbourne

Cooking tips and ideas

  • Mahi mahi flesh is grey-white when raw, cooking to an attractive white with a clean, non-fishy flavour.
  • Mahi mahi is very suitable for picky kids wanting to eat fish.

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