A: Walter, it is indeed an African pompano, Alectis ciliaris . These do in fact range pretty far north, occasionally reaching New England. In fact, they're found worldwide in tropical and temperate seas. Although a member of the jack family, the species is not in the same group as the true pompanos (genus Trachinotus ), and as such, they are not nearly as prized for food as their cousins are. They get pretty large as well, topping 40 pounds — the IGFA all-tackle record is 50 pounds, 8 ounces, from Daytona Beach, Florida.