Kosher Fish List

Is it or isn’t it? Here’s a Kosher Fish List to guide you from restaurant to supermarket to shuk!

How many times have you, your friends or family had stop and ask the question “Is this or isn’t this kosher?” Fish are a tricky subject in Kashrut so we’ve thrown this Kosher Fish List together to help guide you on your way.

TIP: If you are using a desktop computer, press CTRL + F to search and enter the name of the fish you are looking for.

You can find our Kosher Animal List by clicking here.

The Israeli Recipe Kosher Fish List was put together using sources such as Orthodox Union, Judaism101, MyJewishLearning and several others. Please send any questions or concerns to if you have any. Please read the Important Note on this list’s usage at the bottom of the page.Kosher Fish List

The Israeli Recipe Kosher Fish List

Albacore, Alewife, Amberjack, Anchovies (European anchovy, North of California anchovy, Angelfishes, Atlantic Pomfret, Aweoweos
Ballyhoo, Barracudas, Ray’s Bream, Bass, Bigeyes, Blackfish, Blacksmith, Blueback, Bluefish, Bluegill, Bocaccio, Bombay Duck, Bonefish, Bonito, Bowfin Freshwater Dogfish, Bream, Brill, Buffalo Fishes, Butterfish, Butterfly Fish
Cabrilla, Calicobass, Capelin, Carps, Carosucker, Caviar (from a kosher fish), Cero, Channel Bass, Char, Chilipepper, Chinook Salmon, Chup, Chubs, Cichlids, Cigarfish, Cisco, Coalfish, Codfishes, Cobia, Cabio, Cod, Codfishes (Cod, Haddock, Pacific Cod, Pollock, Saithe, Coalfish, Tomcods – some cods are NON-KOSHER), Coho Salmon, Corbina/Corvina, Cottonwick, Crappie, Creville, Croacker, Crucian carp, Cubbyu, Cunner
Dab, Damselfishes, Doctorfish, Dolly Varden, Dolphin fishes (Mahi Mahi – NOT Dolphins or Porpoises), Drums
Flounders (All, with the exception of the European turbot), Fluke, Flyingfishes, Frostfish
Gag ,Garibaldi, Giant Kelpfish, Gizzard Shad, Goatfishes, Gobies, Goldeye, Goldfish, Grayling, Graysby, Greenlings, Grindle, Grouper, Grunion, Grunts, Guavina
Haddock, Hake (Silver Hake or Whiting, Pacific Hake), Halfbeak, Halfmoon, Halibut, Hamlet, Hardhead, Harvestfish, Hawkfishes, Herrings, Hind, Hogchocker, Hogfish, Horse Mackerel
Jack Mackerel, Jacks and Pompanos (NOT INCLUDING: Leatherjacket), Jacksmelt, Jewfish, John Dory
Kelpfish, Kingfish
Ladyfish (tenpounder), Lafayette, Lake Herring, Lanceor Launce, Largemouth Bass, Leatherback, Lingcod, Lizardfishes, Lookdown
Mackerel (NOT INCLUDING: Snake mackerels), Mahimahi, Margate, Menhaden, Menpachii, Merluccio, Milkfish (Awa), Mojarras, Monkeyface Prickleback, Mooneye, Moonfsh, Mossbunker, Mouthbrooder, Mullets, Muskellunge, Mutton Hamlet, Muttonfish
Needlefishes (Marine Gars)
Palometa, Parrotfishs, Perch (Including Yellow perch , Walleye, pike perch, yellow or blue pike, Permit, Pickerel, Pigfish, Pikes, Pikeperch, Pilchard, Pinfish, Plaice, Pollock, Pomfret, Pompano, Porgies and Sea breams, Porkfish, Poutassou, Prickleback (NOT INCLUDING: Rockprickleback)
Queenfish, Quillback
Rabalo, Ray’s Bream, Red Snapper, Redfish, Roach, Rock Bass, Rockhind, Rockfish, Rosefish, Rudderfish, Runner
Sablefish (Black Cod), Sailors’ Choice, Saithe, Salmon, Sand Lances, Sardine, Sargo, Sauger, Scad, Scamp, Schoolmaster, Scorpionfishes, Scup, Sea Basses, Sea Bream, Sea Chubs, Seaperch, Searobins, Seatrout, Shad, Sheepshead, Sierra, Silversides, Sirajo Goby, Skipjack, Sleeper See Gobies, Smallmouth Bass, Smelts, Snapper Blue, Snappers, Snooks, Sockeye Salmon, Soles, Spadefishes, Spanish Mackerel, Spearing, Splitttail, Spot, Sprat, Squawfish, Squirrelfishes, Steelhead, Striped Bass, Suckers, Sunfishes (Large & Smallmouth Bass, Bluegill, Warmouth, Rock Bass or Red Eye, Surfperches, Surgeonfishes
Tang, Tarpon, Tautog, Temperate Basses, Tench, Tenpounder, Threadfins, Tilapia, Tilefishes, Tomcod, Tomtate, Tomsmelt, Tripletail, Trouts & Whitefishes, Tuna
Wahoo, Walleye, Walleye Pollock, Warmouth, Weakfishes, WhiteFish, Whiting, Wrasses
Yellowtail, Yellowtail Snapper

Important Note: This page is meant as a general guide to Kashrut and not a religious authority. While we try to provide the best and most agreed upon guidelines sourced from all over the web (more resources can be found at the bottom!) care ought to be taken in regards to eating certain items. Consensus on most types of food is agreed upon but there are ongoing debates so always be sure to check with a Rabbi or knowledgeable figure on difficult questions.

In addition, a kosher fish listed here may have been in an unkosher environment rendering it unfit to eat. Salmon kept in the same containers crab meat is kept in would of course render it un-kosher for consumption. Mislabeling is perhaps the other biggest issue nowadays. A great guide for this can be found on the Chabad website by clicking here. There is also a non-kosher fish list available on the Chabad website as well.

You can find our Kosher Animal List by clicking here.

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Try these resources from around the web regarding Kashrut and Fish:
All About Kosher Fish
Chabad’s Full Kosher Fish List
Chabad’s Full Non-Kosher Fish List
Judaism 101 Kashrut Info Page
My Jewish Learning Kosher Fish List


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