threadfins are both important to commercial fisheries as a food fish, and popular among anglers. Their habit of forming large schools makes the threadfins a reliable and economic catch. . Pricey and tasty the fish was usually used for homecooking in the past. However the senangin has also become a favourite fish in hawker stalls when in season. According a chef, since the senangin is rather long, it is usually cut into small pieces and is good for soups. It is not often deep fried as a whole if it is too big.