Blue Moki is a type of Trumpeter found throughout mainland waters of New Zealand.
Most commonly caught by trawl or set nets off the east coast from the Bay of Plenty to Kaikoura.
Blue Moki belong to the Latrididae family (moki and trumpeter).
They have a grey-blue body with broad dark bands across their back, and sliver-white on their side and belly. Blue Moki have large firm scales and the body is deep and compressed.
The flesh is white and firm.
Blue Moki is managed by the Ministry for Primary Industries using the New Zealand Quota Management System (QMS). Regular stock assessments are conducted to estimate fishery stock size and numbers. Scientific studies are also used. From these, scientists can estimate future stock sizes and catch limits.
Blue Moki are migratory and are often caught off the east coast from the Bay of Plenty to Kaikoura.
2-3 kg up to 10kg
Blue Moki has a white flesh and its fillets are firm. The fillets hold their shape well when cooked and are suitable for most cooking methods including baked, poached, smoked, steamed and fried. They are also an ideal option to use in casseroles and curries.