Scientific Name: Nibea squammosa
All fillets produced have been caught in the Gulf of Carpentaria by accredited fishermen who have completed studies in all aspects of safe food handling and holds a certificate of accreditation as a seafood producer and works within HACCP regulations. The Gulf of Carpentaria fishery is accredited as a sustainable fishery under the Commonwealth Government Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act, emitting a very low carbon footprint.
Commonly known as Jewel fish, its documented name is Scaly jewfish, and misidentified as Black and silver jewfish.
Predominately found in The Gulf of Carpentaria but can also habitat Far North Qld inshore areas. Minimum catch size is 45cm.
Gulf net closures between 7th Oct and 1st Feb. Predominately a northern fish; Jewel fish have a very white flesh and wonderful strong taste. Sometimes mistaken for a Barramundi fillet, the blood line is very similar in both fish.
Fresh frozen at sea, the care taken to preserve the appearance of the fillet is meticulous, through a series, once caught, of brine tanks and snap freezers. Packed in a 10kg top loaded fish cartons fillets generally can be interleafed, dependant on the fishing practises.
Conducive to Safe Food requirements and guidelines, product has a “best before” of 18mths prior to packing date when store at -18 degrees or more.