Snapper (Pagrus auratus)

Snapper is a member of the sea bream family. They are a golden pink to reddish colour, with many small blue spots on their upper sides.

Snapper are found in New Zealand's warmer coastal waters  particularly in the northern North Island and Bay of Plenty regions. This fish is mainly taken by bottom longline or trawling, generally from depths of 10 - 100 meters.

Semi-firm flesh with a low oil content and coarse flakes; excellent for most cooking methods including whole and smoking, excellent raw as sashimi.

Product Grade Pack size Land Frozen Chilled


10kg Yes Yes
Fillets Ungraded  10kg Yes Yes

Quota in New Zealand (tonnes/annum)

Total Sanford
Area 1 4,500 1,086
Area 2 315 28.5 
Area 3 32 0.2 
Area 7 200 14 
Area 8 1,300 791
Area 10 10 --
TOTAL 6,357 791

Nutritional Information

Raw per 100g edible portion
Energy (kj) 405
Protein (g) 20.4
Carbohydrate (g) 0
Sugar (g) 0
Total Fat (g) 1.6
Saturated Fat (g) 0.5
Sodium (mg) 85

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