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|
Quota in New Zealand (tonnes/annum)
|Raw||per 100g edible portion|
|Total Fat (g)||1.6|
|Saturated Fat (g)||0.5|