Hong Kong grouper

The Hong Kong grouper is a species of fish in the Serranidae family.

The Hong Kong grouper is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The Hong Kong grouper (Epinephelus akaara) is a species of fish in the Serranidae family. It is found in China, Japan, North Korea, Taiwan, and possibly Vietnam. Its natural habitats are shallow seas and coral reefs. More

Hong Kong grouper are cultured in floating net cages in China. Using wild-caught fish of other species as feed has an impact on other wild fish populations. Fry are usually collected from over-fished stocks. More

present abundance of Hong Kong grouper is anecdotal or incomplete, the accounts of the severe decline in numbers from mainland China, the main country where this species occurs after Japan, are worrying enough to support the precautionary approach adopted here. More

Farming experience in the Hong Kong grouper industry has shown that the survival rate of giant groupers will be better if the fish can be reared up to 8 inches before transferring to floating cages. More

Order : Perciformes
Family : Serranidae
Genus : Epinephelus
Species : Epinephelus akaara
Authority : Temminck and Schlegel, 1842