Golden Tile is one of the seafood industry’s best kept secrets. Although severely overfished in the 80s, proper fisheries management and the implementation of IFQ (Individual Fishing Quotas) in some areas, have allowed the stocks to recover to healthy levels that have in turn allowed catch shares to actually increase to fishermen in recent years. Fish are predominantly caught with longlines in water depths from 400 to 1000 feet of water from Southern New England to Florida and the entire Gulf of Mexico. The flakey white meat of the Golden Tile has a very mild and sweet flavor. It can be very versatile when it comes to preparation, from grilling, frying, and baking. Its high moisture content is very forgiving when cooking and remains moist even when slightly overcooked.