Nile Perch

Nile perch is a freshwater fish native to African rivers and is also referred to Victoria bass. This fish is named after the fact that it was released in Lake Victoria in 1954. With a maximum length of 193 cm and a weight of 200 kg, it is the largest freshwater fish in Africa. Nile perch is a firm fish with thick fillets that can be used for baking and grilling. Due to its structure and taste, the Nile Perch is an excellent substitute for example Cod.

Commercial name

Nile Perch

Scientific name

Lates niloticus



Catching area

FAO 01

Fish Specifications

Fillets, Portions


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