Dark metallic blue-black to grey on the back of the body, shading to silver on the sides of the belly. Distinguished from Hapuku/Groper by a blunt snout and laterally compressed body with large eyes set low in the head. Belong to the Centrolophidae family. Caught year round, by trawl and longline around most of New Zealand, near rocky areas in depths of 100 to 500 metres.
Product specifications (PackaGing)
Chilled Skin on. Run of Catch. - 5kg (11.02 lbs) or 10kg (22.04 lbs) per poly box. Headed and Gutted. - 12kg (26.45lbs) per poly box. Fillets (Skin on or skin off). 120 - 140gm, 140 - 160gm, 160 - 180gm
Frozen Headed and Gutted. - 2 x14kg blocks per 28kg carton Fillets (Skin on or skin off). 120 - 140gm, 140 - 160gm, 160 - 180gm
Storage and handling (recommendations)
Chilled Keep well chilled 0°C (32F). Product received whole should have fillets removed to retain fillet quality and shelf life.
Frozen Best stored at -18°C (0F) in supplied strapped cartons to avoid freezer burn / dehydration. Recommended cooking from frozen or semi frozen state.
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30-100cm, up to 130cm
10 - 20 kg+
see alsoArrow squidBLUE COD (PARAPERCIS COLIAS)
ALFONSINO (BERYX SPLENDENS)
Also khown as:
- Cis: Novozelandskiy Macruronus
- De: Langschwanz-Seehecht
- Es: Merluza Azul
- Fr: Hoki de Nouvelle-Zélande Merluse, Merlu a Longue Queue
Also khown as:
- Cis: Golubaiy Treska
- De: Blauer kabeljau
- Es: Bacalao azul de Nueva Zelanda
- Fr: Morue bleue
BLUE MOKI (LATRIDOPSIS CILIARIS)