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EACH FISH COMES WITH A STORY

There are over 1,100 species of fish in US waters yet the majority of Americans consume only two: salmon and tuna. This narrow focus stresses fish populations and upsets the eco-system. It also keeps consumers from tasting some of the most delicious fish the sea has to offer. At Wild Fish Direct we believe in smarter seafood. Our network of day-boats and short trip vessels specializes in sustainable species as well as under-appreciated treats. Via available trace technology, our fish and shellfish come with a unique story are handled better and arrive at the dock much faster than traditional long-line boats. The result is superior tasting, healthy seafood that supports our oceans and hard-working responsible fishermen.

Our Fish & Shellfish

Mangrove Snapper

Description: This feisty species is abundant in the Gulf and one...

Mangrove Snapper

Description: This feisty species is abundant in the Gulf and one of the best eating fish you've never heard of. White flakey meat perfect for the grill.

Grey (Gag) Grouper

Description: The grey grouper is one of the most sought-after sustainable...

Grey (Gag) Grouper

Description: The grey grouper is one of the most sought-after sustainable species in the Gulf. The have meaty fillets and delicious cheeks.

Hogfish

Description: This is hands down one of the absolute best tasting...

Hogfish

Description: This is hands down one of the absolute best tasting fish we've ever had. The fine texture of the meat coupled by its taste in every preparation from sushi to simply grilled is only matched by the difficulty of finding them. Hogfish, a member of the wrasse family, are tough to catch on hook and line. Spearfishermen bring us the best and biggest of this tasty species.

Porgy

Description: Also called scup in the northeast, porgy is an abundant...

Porgy

Description: Also called scup in the northeast, porgy is an abundant species that tastes great as crudo or grilled.

Under-appreciated Species

Description: One of the biggest movements in sustainable fish is towards...

Under-appreciated Species

Description: One of the biggest movements in sustainable fish is towards smaller under-appreciated species such as Mullet. Initially thought of as "trash" fish thanks to our efforts Mullet are now served in some of NYC's top restaurants!

Tuna

Description: We source our Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna directly from responsible...

Tuna

Description: We source our Yellowfin and Bigeye Tuna directly from responsible long line boats off both coasts of the USA.

Wild Shrimp

Description: We carry an impressive variety of shrimp options. From chem-free...

Wild Shrimp

Description: We carry an impressive variety of shrimp options. From chem-free to IQF, U12's to 31/35's, Rocks to Whites to Spot Prawns our shrimp are fresher and sourced from responsible boats.

Fresh Scallops

Description: Our wild scallops are fresh with no additives or preservatives....

Fresh Scallops

Description: Our wild scallops are fresh with no additives or preservatives.

Our Fishermen & Chefs

Ben Bateman

Ben Bateman is one of top commercial spearfishermen in the...

Ben Bateman

Ben Bateman is one of top commercial spearfishermen in the Gulf. Serving as the official spearfishing consultant on Catching Hell, Ben's experience as a captain and diver is impressive to say the least. Ben's attention to proper fish handling and the speed with which he gets us his freshest catch is truly impressive.

Chuck Chambliss

A featured spearfisherman on Catching Hell, a 10 part series...

Chuck Chambliss

A featured spearfisherman on Catching Hell, a 10 part series on the Weather Channel, Chuck brings in some of the biggest and tastiest fish in the Atlantic. Having started his spearfishing career at 51 years old, Chuck is often referred to as the "Old Man" on the boat. But Chuck's skills underwater are anything but. A true hunter, Chuck specializes in scamp grouper, one of the best tasting fish in our waters.

Paul Varian

Paul or "East Coast Superstar" as another captain calls him,...

Paul Varian

Paul or "East Coast Superstar" as another captain calls him, is a beast underwater. Rocking two euro guns Paul produces some of our most delicious hard to get species.

Rick Cain

Rick Caine, captain of the Catching Hell, is one of...

Rick Cain

Rick Caine, captain of the Catching Hell, is one of our favorite commercial spearfishing captains. Rick has numerous years shooting fish and running boats and has launched the careers of top fishermen in the Gulf. Rick spends his days 125 feet down, searching for the freshest fish for your kitchen.