Tarakihi (Nemadactylus macropterus)
Tarakihi belong to the Cheilodactylidae family and are common around New Zealand. Tarakihi are silver-grey with a blue-green sheen, shading to silver and white on the belly. There is a distinctive black band between the head and the dorsal.
They are caught around New Zealand throughout the year mainly by trawling, with catches increasing February to June.
Tarakihi have medium to firm white flesh, suitable for most cooking methods.
|Product||Grade||Pack size||Land Frozen||Chilled|
|Fillets - Skinless||Variable||5kg or 10kg||Yes||Yes|
Quota in New Zealand (tonnes/annum)
|Raw||per 100g edible portion|
|Total Fat (g)||0.9|
|Saturated Fat (g)||0.2|