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Flavor, texture, color

Copi is a fresh local fish that is mildly flavored. The Copi flavor experience is pure, light, and clean. Its place is among the most popular white fish — more savory than Tilapia, cleaner tasting than Catfish, and less flaky than Cod.

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Copi is more savory than tilapia, cleaner tasting than catfish, and firmer than cod, it’s the perfect canvas for creativity – pan fried, steamed, broiled, baked, roasted or grilled.

Savory fried fish po boy served in a Chicago restaurant
Ina Mae’s Copi Po Boy from Chef Brian Jupiter
Restaurant to-go packing of a Copi burger.

Local, wild-caught fish

Copi is not only one of the most responsibly caught seafood options, it is one of the healthiest — high in heart-healthy Omega-3 and 6 fatty acids. Copi is a great source of protein.

Healthy fresh fish

Copi is a clean, top-feeding freshwater fish, eating plankton that are low on the food chain. It is also a fast-growing fish. For these reasons, it does not accumulate contaminants or heavy metals as other fish that eat higher up on the food chain, such as Tuna, Cod, and Orange Roughy.*

* Well below US Food and Drug Administration limits.

Responsibly-sourced fresh fish

Copi has been compared to Tilapia, which is farm-raised; and therefore is deemed an unacceptable option for the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch. By contrast, Copi is wild-caught with nets in Midwestern waterways, making it a recommended Good Option* by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch List.


Fresh fish tacos with spicy mayo and jalapeño
Copi fresh fish taco prepared by Chef Christopher Koetke (recipe here)

Fresh fish with infinite possibilities

Copi’s clean, mild flavor profile marries well with a range of seasonings. This wild-caught fish is a chef’s ideal canvas for creativity — pan fry, steam, broil, bake, roast, deep fry, or grill. Copi is a fresh fish that can be ground for sliders, fish cakes, dumplings, and tacos.

Steamed fresh fish dumplings
Copi’s flavor works well across many cuisines, from burgers to tacos to dumplings. These fresh fish are celebrated in many cuisines across the world.

Copi can be prepared in so many ways

  • Copi Sliders
  • Copi Tacos
  • Copi Cakes
  • Copi Fish ‘N’ Chips
  • Copi Stews
  • Copi Hot Pot
  • Copi Ramen Fish Balls
  • Copi Chowders
  • Copi Bisque
  • Fried Copi
  • Copi Dumplings
  • Copi Congee
  • Blackened Copi
  • Cajun Copi
  • Copi Meatloaf
  • Lemon and Herb Copi
  • Smoked Copi
  • Copi Melts
  • Copi Curry
  • Crusted Copi
  • Baked Copi
  • Beer Battered Copi
  • Copi Dips
  • Copi Bouillabaisse
  • Steamed Copi
  • Copi Cioppino
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