Our quality fillets are processed and caught off the East Coast of northern Queensland by local 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.
There are a number of commonly caught Australia Trout species.
Barred-cheek coral trout - Scientific Name: Plectropomus maculatus
Blue spotted coral trout (Chinese footballer) - Scientific Name: Plectropomus laevis
Common coral trout (leopard trout) - Scientific Name: Plectropomus leopardus
Coronation trout - Scientific Name: Variola louti
Highfin coral trout - Scientific Name: Plectropomus oligacanthus
Lyretail trout - Scientific Name: Variola albimarginata
Squaretail trout (passionfruit trout) - Scientific Name: Plectropomus areolatus
The local fishing grounds are a shallow tropical marine environment, with extensive coral reefs forming the northern limit of the Great Barrier Reef.
Demersal (bottom-Dwelling) fish is highly regarded as a magnificent eating fish, and described as the queen of the reef. Identification can be hard throughout the species, but each has small differences in colour and shape.
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 carton with a liner, fillets generally can be interleafed creating a shatterpack, or each fillet individually backed in what’s commonly called a sock. This is dependent on the fishing practises and market needs.
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.