Raw Prime Fish Meat

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Raw Prime Fish Meat
Raw Prime Fish Meat.png

Eating raw food will SLIGHTLY sate hunger, but is unhealthy for humans. This excellent cut spoils very quickly. Most wild carnivores love this meat.

Consumable (values pertain to Humans)
Spoils in
9m 20s
Spoils to
Stack size
Added in
Spawn Command
cheat giveitem "Blueprint'/Game/PrimalEarth/CoreBlueprints/Items/Consumables/PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat_Fish.PrimalItemConsumable_RawPrimeMeat_Fish'" 1 0 0
Used to craft

Raw Prime Fish Meat is a food item in ARK: Survival Evolved.


It can be harvested from:

It can also be obtained by fishing.


Raw Prime Fish Meat can be used in taming certain carnivorous dinosaurs, but with a lower efficiency than regular  Raw Prime Meat. However, when taming  Baryonyx,  Ichthyornis or  Pelagornis, Raw Prime Fish Meat has the same efficiency as Raw Prime Meat, and in fact must be used over its normal meat counterpart. Also creatures like  Spino or  Sarco prefers Raw Prime Fish Meat over regular Raw Prime Meat when they are on its taming process, and also they get more taming efficiency per bite. Raw prime fish meat is cooked over a  Campfire for a period of 20 seconds.


Raw Prime Fish Meat can be effectively gathered using a metal sickle.

A Moschops with harvesting levels put into Prime Fish Meat can harvest large quantities of prime from Leedsichthys.

 Raw Prime Fish Meat
Creature / ToolGain per action
 Metal Sickle★★★★☆
 Metal Pick★★★☆☆
 Terror Bird★★★☆☆


ContainerSpoiling TimeSpoiling Time in Scorched Earth
 Player Inventory 9m 20s 8m 24s
 Player Inventory (with  Preserving Salt *) 18m 40s 16m 48s
 Tamed Dino 37m 20s 33m 36s
 Tamed Dino (with  Preserving Salt *) 1h 14m 40s 1h 7m 12s
 Hyaenodon Meatpack 1h 14m 40s 1h 7m 12s
 Hyaenodon Meatpack (with  Preserving Salt *) 2h 29m 20s 2h 14m 24s
 Preserving Bin 1h 33m 20s 1h 24m
 Preserving Bin (with  Preserving Salt *) 3h 6m 40s 2h 48m
 Smokehouse (Primitive Plus) 2h 20m 2h 6m
 Refrigerator 15h 33m 20s 14h

*Keep in mind that a full stack of preserving salts will spoil in 2 hours for all of these containers and must be restocked periodically in order to maximize the spoil time.

For more information, see Spoilage.


  • There is currently a bug on Xbox One preventing players from collecting raw prime fish meat on many mounted dinos. Though it is still possible by using a sword, sickle or metal pick.
  • Unlike other rare drops which drop more frequently when harvested by a pick, a hatchet is more effective in cutting prime fish meat from a dead shark or Dunkleosteus.
  • Raw Prime Fish Meat resembles the sashimi fish meat, which can be eaten safely in both real-life and game as long as it is fresh (less harmful than other raw meat counterpart).


Patch Changes
312.65 Spoil time on Prime Meat and Prime Fish have doubled.