A long-lived, slow-breeding, deep-sea fish with thin tails. Also called hoki, blue hake or whiptail. Grenadiers only begin breeding at 20 to 40 years. As a result, stocks are very fragile.

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium rates MSC certified grenadier as a good alternative, but the MCS rate it as 5, and it's on the Greenpeace red list.