Scientific Name: Polydactylus macrochir.
All Threadfin King Salmon 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.
Threadfin Salmon species, in question, is named King Threadfin, commonly known as King Salmon.
Lenrex Fresh Frozen fillets originate solely from the Gulf of Carpentaria. At its mouth, the Gulf is 590km wide and further south, 675km. The north-south length exceeds 700km. It covers a water area of about 300,000km2.
Threadfin King Salmon, can be found throughout the year in river mouths and inshore habitats, predominately in sandy foreshore areas. Their distribution extends throughout tropical coastal waters of Australia. Size 60-80cm is the length males reach maturity.
The commercial advantage is that the taste of Threadfin King Salmon is sometimes referred to as “an equal to Barramundi”.
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. Threadfin King Salmon is often referred to as the by-product of Barramundi and often coincides with the shift of net fishing from the river to the foreshore. 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.