A bottom-dwelling anglerfish with a wide toothy mouth. Also known as ankoh, angler or goosefish. Monkfish are caught by bottom trawls that badly damage the seafloor and produce a lot of bycatch, or by gillnets that kill turtles and dolphins.

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The Monterey Bay Aquarium rates Atlantic monkfish as a good alternative, but the MCS rates it as 4. It is also on the Greenpeace red list.