Alternative Names: Kelp Trout, Sea Trout
Monterey Bay Recommendation: Look for other "Best Choice" seafood options first. If none are available, kelp greenling from the U.S. West Coast is a "Good Alternative," but know that it's caught with China rockfish, which is being overfished.
Uses in Cooking: These typically small fish are most often pan fried whole.
Similar Fish: Lingcod, Sculpin, Spotted Sand Bass
Description: This fish is mild flavored with low oil and firm flesh.
Fun Facts: The kelp greenling is a small, pretty relative of the much more intimidating Lingcod. Though small, they can inflict a powerful, toothy bite.