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Grenadier Cod

Coelorinchus spp

A excellent, economical alternative to more expensive species.

114  Grenadier Cod

Grenadier Cod is an excellent, economical alternative to more expensive species as its fillets make for great eating.

There are a variety of Grenadier Cod species present in New Zealand waters and they are generally caught as by-catch in larger deep-water fisheries

Key Information

Family

Grenadier Cod belong to the Macrouridae family (rattails and grenadiers).

Physical attributes

Typified by large heads with large mouths and eyes, Grenadier Cod have slender bodies that taper greatly to a very thin caudal peduncle or tail.

Geographical location

There are a variety of Grenadier Cod species present in New Zealand waters. They are generally caught as bycatch in deep-water fisheries.

Market Names

  • New Zealand: Grenadiers, Rattails, Macrourids
  • Commonwealth of Independent States: Dolgokhrostyie
  • France: Grenadiers
  • Japan: Sokodara, Nezumidara

Locations Caught

55 Grenadiercod Fa

Profile

Average weight

0.2-0.8 kg up to 1.4kg

Average length

10-30 cm

TACC i

N/A tonne

Talley's catch

N/A

114  Grenadier Cod

Nutritional information

Average quantity per 100g

Energy

303 kJ

Protein

15.2 g

Fat, total

1.2 g

Carbohydrate

0.3 g

Sugars 0.3g
Sodium 53mg

Seasonal availability

Jan
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Not caught
Months caught
Peak months

Flavour and cooking

Grenadier Cod is an excellent, economical alternative to more expensive species as its fillets make for great eating. It is suitable for most cooking methods.

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