Lake Perch, Whole

Product #: 21082W

Scientific Name: Salvelinus namaycush

Country of Origin: Canada

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A large fish with flaky yet meaty fillets and a mild flavor similar to grouper or sea bass.

Nile perch are native to the Nile River system and most major river systems in western Africa, as well as a few rivers and lakes in central and eastern Africa.

Lake Victoria perch, also known as Nile perch, was introduced to Lake Victoria in the 1960s. It quickly took over the ecosystem, outcompeting many native species of fish. The population has grown large enough to support a large commercial fishing industry.

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