Also called ocean perch, even though it isn’t a perch at all, redfish have a short body with a large head and wide, gaping mouth. They have a row of short dorsal spines followed by a flat dorsal fin and a small tail with a shallow indent. Adults range in colour from bright orange (S. marinus) to bright red (S. mentella). S. marinus grow to a maximum length of about 70 centimetres, while S. mentella grow to about 60 centimetres. Much as the age of a tree is calculated by counting the rings in its trunk, the age of a redfish is determined by counting the rings on the otoliths (small bones in the fish’s middle ear). They often live to be 40 years old.


Quebec fisheries are open from spring to fall, but our products are available yearly

Product form

Fresh whole, filets,gutted without head Frozen : whole, filets, gutted without head


Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)

Fishing sector

FAO zone 21

Nutrition values

  • Calories 74
  • Lipides 0.3 g
  • Saturés 0.1 g
  • Cholestérol 59 mg
  • Sodium 26.9 mg
  • Glucides 2.2 g
  • Protéines 16 g
  • Calcium 25 mg
  • Potassium 236 mg
  • Fer 0.2 mg

Health benefits

Redfish is full of omega 3’s which are excellent for the cardiovascular system.

Latin name

Sebastes fasciatus/Sebastes mentella

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