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
|Fillets – Skinless/Boneless||Variable||10kg||-||Yes|
Quota in New Zealand (tonnes/annum)
|Raw||per 100g edible portion|
|Total Fat (g)||2.5|
|Saturated Fat (g)||0.1|