This fish is used for sushi in Japan. For sushi use, they are considered best caught in winter, and best caught when they are 2 1/2 to 3 feet (75 to 90 cm) long. It has cream-coloured flesh.
In North America and Mexico, outside of sushi bars, Greater Amberjack is usually cooked.
In Japan, this fish is now farmed.
The Japanese call this fish “Kanpachi”.