Pacific Ocean Perch fillets are cut from a wide variety of fish sizes so a bag will tend to have more individual pieces than, say, a bag of Orca Bay salmon. This is actually a plus for the home cook – the fillets cook up with speedy ease & the smaller fillets are ideal for fish tacos, fish & chips, & seafood stews. Awesome “fast meal” fish.
Pacific ocean perch is a very slow growing species, with a low rate of natural mortality (estimated at 0.06), a relatively old age at 50% maturity (10.5 years for females in the Gulf of Alaska), and a very old maximum age of 98 years in Alaska (84 years maximum age in the Gulf of Alaska) (Hanselman et al. 2003).