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Market Forms Whole, dressed, fresh, frozen.
Size Averages less than 10 inches in length and a pound in weight.
Taste/Texture Light meat with a delicate, sweet flavor.
Seasonality January to May.
Nutritional Value 100 Calories (100 grams, 3.5 oz.)
18.9% Protein
2.7% Fat
Substitutability Can be substituted for butterfish, snapper and perch, among others.
Folklore Scup, or porgy as they’re also called, are found all over the world–and they know how to get along once they get there, blending in with any back-ground as their colors change from solid to blotched and from dark to light .
Harvesting Scup is commercially harvested by trawl off the continental shelf.
Safety/Quality Virginia’s waters and products are regulated by federal and state agencies including the FDA, the Virginia Department of Health, the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality, and the Virginia Marine Resources Commission, insuring that only safe wholesome seafood reaches our customers.
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