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A large food and game fish (Rachycentron canadum) of tropical and subtropical seas, having a dark brown body and a projecting lower jaw. Also called sergeant fish.

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(Animals) a large dark-striped percoid game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of tropical and subtropical seas: family Rachycentridae
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(ˈkoʊ bi ə)

n., pl. -bi•as.
a large, perchlike game fish, Rachycentron canadum, of warm and temperate seas.
[1870–75; Amer.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cobia - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remorascobia - large dark-striped tropical food and game fish related to remoras; found worldwide in coastal to open waters
percoid, percoid fish, percoidean - any of numerous spiny-finned fishes of the order Perciformes
genus Rachycentron, Rachycentron - genus and family are coextensive and comprise only the cobia
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On September 8, 2015, Open Blue will choose 5 finalists from all eligible who will be invited to the Cobia Cook Off Event and Award Reception in Charleston, South Carolina, on October 13, 2015.
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Cobia (Rachycentron canadum), belonging to the monotypic family Rachycentridae (Actinopterygii: Perciformes), is a large, pelagic, migratory species distributed throughout tropical and subtropical waters of the Atlantic, Indian, and western Pacific oceans (Shaffer and Nakamura, 1989).
According to McCowan: "We are simply thrilled to be partnering with the Indiana Soybean Alliance, Virginia Cobia Farms and The Conservation Fund's Freshwater Institute to advance the knowledge of best practices in the Aquaculture Industry in the U.
It worked closely with DOF's Coastal Fisheries Research and Development Bureau to set up the project, which included assistance in mass production of juvenile cobia (Rachycentrida canadum), fish health management, regulation of big cage marine farming, environmental monitoring and evaluation, elaboration of a strategic plan for development of aquaculture, training and competence building.
Demand had been better than expected, particularly from the sushi trade, but awareness of cobia remained low, said Carlos Massad, CEO of Marine Farms Vietnam.
Sustainably farmed by Sea Product's sister company in Vietnam, Cobia is a large saltwater fish which can grow up to 2 metres in length, and is highly prized for its firm white flesh and excellent flavour.
Cobia is long and sleek, with a silver stripe on its dark-grey sides.
Whyte and Mackay Earls Court Boat Show today announced that West Quay Marine, the sole UK importer of Cobia Boats, will launch the U.
Five of the fish species had the highest mercury levels for individual fish ever recorded for the Gulf of Mexico: cobia (3.
Whether one hopes to hook cobia on fly rods or spinning tackle, making bait is the first part of the equation.
BOSTON -- The largest producer of farm-raised cobia in the world market is exploring plans to increase its production facilities in order to meet an unexpected sharp demand for the fish in the United States.