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WHAT DOES 'FISHMONGER APPROVED' MEAN?

Fishmongers are seafood experts. A fishmonger knows best how to source, filet and distribute fish. An experienced fishmonger can easily identify quality seafood by look, taste and smell. As the former owner and fishmonger of the famous Maximo Seafood Shack in St Petersburg, Florida, Margaret Covello (AKA "The Fishmonger") knows her way around a fish market, fillet table and kitchen. When The Fishmonger says something is "Fishmonger Approved" it means that it has earned her seal of approval as a top quality product, restaurant, recipe or service and is considered the Best In Class!

If you've come here looking for delicious seafood, cooking tips or fillet lessons, yo​​​​​u've come to the right place. Swim around and enjoy!

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THE FINSIDER

Stay up to date on fish facts, food reviews and #fishmongerapproved fun!

Salmon Facts: Farm vs Wild

Fifty years ago, Norway revolutionized the salmon industry with the introduction of Salmon farming. Farmed Salmon are raised in contained spaces underwater ...

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Demystifying Seafood Safety: How to Store, Prepare and Cook

Seafood is one of those categories of foods that people love to eat while dining out (like Indian and Chinese food), but ...

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350-Pound Grouper Caught Off Southwest Florida Coast is 50 Years Old

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Research Institute just confirmed via Facebook page that a 350-pound grouper snagged in southwest Florida waters ...

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Discover Historic Cortez, Florida: An Old-Time Fishing Village

A nice breeze tousled my hair and sunshine kissed my face as I sat on the deck of Cortez Kitchen waiting for ...

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Tallahassee Chef Josh Cooper to Represent Florida at the World Food Championship

Josh Cooper just became the 2019 World Seafood Champion at the 8th Annual World Food Championships in Dallas, Texas, with his “Pan-Seared ...

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Fish Food for Thought: Why is a Grunt Fish Called a Grunt Fish?

There are well over 20,000 species of fish, each with unique scientific names. Truthfully, all fish may go by multiple names between the time ...

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Salmon Facts: Farm vs Wild

Fifty years ago, Norway revolutionized the salmon industry with the introduction of Salmon farming. Farmed Salmon are raised in contained spaces underwater

Read More

Demystifying Seafood Safety: How to Store, Prepare and Cook

Seafood is one of those categories of foods that people love to eat while dining out (like Indian and Chinese food), but

Read More

350-Pound Grouper Caught Off Southwest Florida Coast is 50 Years Old

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Research Institute just confirmed via Facebook page that a 350-pound grouper snagged in southwest Florida waters

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BEST IN CLASS

This is my Best in Class Directory. I list my favorite seafood restaurants, fish markets, fishing gear, seafood condiments, filet knives and more! I've thrown in a few boating and fishing resources for you as well.

Videos

Follow me on YouTube where I explore the world of fish! From sourcing and filleting to cooking and dining out, I've got you covered. Join me and my special guests for fish adventures throughout Florida.

RECIPES

My favorite #fishmongerapproved seafood recipes.

FEATURED EVENTS

St. Armands Seafood & Music Festival

Date: May 22 – May 24
Venue: St. Armands Circle Park
Address: St. Armands Circle, Sarasota, FL, 34236, United States
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Tampa Bay Seafood & Music Festival

Date: April 24 – April 26
Venue: Curtis Hixon Waterfront Park
Address: 600 N. Ashley Drive, Tampa, FL, 33602, United States
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Dania Beach Art & Seafood Celebration

Date: March 28 – March 29
Venue: Frost Park
Address: 300 Northeast 2nd Street, Dania Beach, FL, 33004, United States
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