Pomfret contribute one of the main groups of table fish in India. They are found every where in the tropical sea of the Indo-pacific region. Though the pomfret occur all along the coast of India, the main area of abundance are Gujrat, Bombay coasts on the west coast and Orissa and lower West Bengal on east coast. They are basically of three species, out of which, the silver pomfret is most common P.niger is next in importance and P.chinensis though common in east coast, is rare in west Coast. Butter fish, also known as pomfret or white pomfret fish, is healthy and deliciously tender when steamed or baked in the oven.