- Lengths available 60–100cm
- Weights available 0.5–3.5kg
Delicate and succulent; no pin bones and flakes easily.
Dark purple-blue along the back, shading to paler iridescent blue on the upper side and mirror-like silver below. Long, thin body with a tapering tail. Belong to the Merucciidae family (hakes). One of New Zealand’s most important commercial deepwater species. Caught by trawling. Most common off the South Island on the Chatham rise, Campbell Plateau and in Cook Strait. Most abundant between 300 to 600 metres.
- Energy 306kg
- Protein 15.2g
- Total fat 1.2g
- Sodium 53mg
Amounts (per 100g raw fillets)
- Total fat
- Saturated fat
- TRAWL CAUGHT
Where we're fishing
- Out of season
600g-1kg, 1kg+View more
Run of catch. 5kg (11.02lbs) or 10kg (22.04lbs) per poly box.
Headed and gutted
Run of catch. 12kg (26.45lbs) per poly box.
Skinless / boneless. Run of catch. 10kg (22.04lbs) per carton.
Storage, handling & defrost recommendations
Keep well chilled 0°C (32°F). Product received whole should have fillets removed to retain fillet quality and shelf life.
Best stored at –18°C (0°F) in supplied strapped cartons to avoid freezer burn /dehydration. Recommended cooking from frozen or semi frozen state.