Orange Roughy

Orange Roughy (Hoplostethus atlanticus)

Orange Roughy is a deep water species, mainly taken by deep sea trawls at depths of 750 - 1200m. Although the fish has a reddish body and bluish-tinged belly regions, it turns orange after catch.

New Zealand pioneered the Orange Roughy fishery in the 1970's. Catches are mainly from the Chatham Rise, the southern part of the South Island's West Coast and some parts of the Challenger Plateau.

Orange Roughy has a delicate shellfish-like flavour, with firm, pure white flesh high in Omega-3 oil.

Product Grade Pack size Land Frozen Chilled
Fillets – Skinless/Boneless 60-110g
110-170g
170-225g
225g-340g
225g+
10kg Yes -
Fillets – Skinless/Boneless Variable 10kg - Yes

Quota in New Zealand (tonnes/annum)

Total Sanford
Area 1 1400 332
Area 2A 875 232
Area 2B 140 0
Area 3A 415 70
Area 3B 3600 1252
Area 7A 500 123
Area 7B 1 0
Area 10 10 0
Total 6941 2009

Nutritional Information

Raw per 100g edible portion
Energy (kj) 426
Protein (g) 19.6
Carbohydrate (g) 0
Sugar (g) 0
Total Fat (g) 2.5
Saturated Fat (g) 0.1
Sodium (mg) 71