Category Archives: Pomfret

Black Pomfret ( Parastromateus niger )

fishing negros

Black Pomfrets caught in the Tanon Strait off Guihulngan, Negros

Common Name:   Pomfret,

Local Name Duhay, Pampano  (Tagalog);  ?? (Cebuano)

Max Size75 cm

Biodiversity: Marine, Reef Associated

Depth1 – 100+ m

Fishing Season:  All Year Long

Minimum Size Limit:   None

Recommended Bait/Lures: 

IUCN Red List StatusNot Evaluated (NE)

We received a report recently that these fish are being caught in the Tanon Strait in between Negros and Cebu.  They are quite rare in those waters and the local fishermen do not have a local name for them.  These fish are mainly caught in nets though they are likely to be taken on sabiki type rigs because they feed mainly on zooplankton.

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