Ocean perch

Ocean perch or acadian redfish are a bottom dwelling slow growing fish found generally in the deeper waters of the Gulf of Maine on rocky bottoms. The largest might be 15- 20 inches long and 50 years old.The fish has the long dorsal fin and body shape of fresh water perches. Commercially it is caught in otter trawls and is overfished. Today it is used mostly as lobster bait.