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Mahi Mahi: The Fastest Growing Fish in The Ocean

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Mahi Mahi, sometimes known as Dorado or Dolphin, are some of the fastest growing fish in the ocean.

Mahi Mahi can spawn every two to three days at the early age of four to five months old. A female releases an average of 50,000 eggs each time they spawn.

The females and the younger Mahi Mahi generally live among floating grass and floating debris while the larger males tend to roam free in the open ocean. A large male Mahi Mahi can weigh up to 85 pounds in their short five-year lifespan.

Dorado
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The spawning season is long and in some areas along the Atlantic coast of Florida it can be all year long, making them almost immune to fishing pressure there.

Fish that grow this fast generally are less prone to the parasites that inhabit most fish, making the Mahi Mahi good eatin’!

When cooked Mahi Mahi is firm, white and flaky and has a mildly sweet flavor.

Mahi Mahi is low in saturated fat and is a good source of vitamin B12, phosphorus, and potassium and a very good source of protein, niacin, vitamin B6, and selenium.
Mahi Nutrition

Nutrition Table Via: fishwatch.gov

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Mahi Mahi: The Fastest Growing Fish in The Ocean