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Blue Moki

Latridopsis ciliaris

A firm, white flesh fish, that holds its shape well when cooked.

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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.

Key Information

Family

Blue Moki belong to the Latrididae family (moki and trumpeter).

Physical attributes

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.

Sustainability

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.

Geographical location

Blue Moki are migratory and are often caught off the east coast from the Bay of Plenty to Kaikoura.

Market Names

  • New Zealand: Blue Moki, Moki, Moki Trumpeter
  • Australia: Trumpeter
  • Japan: Isuzumi, Isaki
  • Korea: Jul ben jari

Locations Caught

26 Bluemoki Fa

Profile

Average weight

2-3 kg up to 10kg

Average length

55-70 cm

TACC i

641 tonne

Talley's catch

<100 tonne

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Nutritional information

Average quantity per 100g

Energy

456 kJ

Protein

21.0 g

Fat, total

2.8 g

Carbohydrate

0.2 g

Sugars 0.2g
Sodium 64mg

Seasonal availability

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Not caught
Months caught
Peak months

Flavour and cooking

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.

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