Southern blue whiting are found off the south Chatham Rise and are only available from August to September. Slender with a moderately rounded body, they form large aggregations near the seabed during the day and rise up through the water column at night to feed on plankton.
They have a delicate texture, moist flesh that flakes easily and low oil content. Delicious crumbed, battered, fried, baked or steamed.
NZ: Southern PoutassouCA & FR: Merlan Bleu AustralCIS: Yuzhnaya PutassuJP: Minamidara
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