Snapper

Snapper

Scientific Name: Pagrus auratus.
Also known as: Bream (New Zealand), Snapper (Australia), Tai, Madai (Japan), Orata, Dentice (Italy), Dorada (Spain).
Characteristics: Snapper has a tender white to pinkish flesh with a sweet, mild flavour. It can be cooked in practically every way, or alternatively served raw as sashimi.
Description: Average length 30-60cm. Average weight 0.5 to 4kg. However, exceptional specimens of 10kg or more are occasionally caught. Golden pink to reddish above, with numerous blue spots on the upper sides, paler to white below.
Main Season: Landed throughout the year with main season from October to April. Caught mainly by trawling, Danish seining and longlining, some by net setting.