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John Dory are distinguished by the dark blue spot ringed with white in the centre of each side of their body.
They are found in the warm waters around New Zealand's North Island, and are commonly caught north of the Bay of Plenty.
John Dory are a solitary fish that live in various habitats from reefs to sand and muddy sea floors.
John Dory belong to the Zeidae family (Dories).
Olive-brown to silver body, green brown stripes, dark blue spot with white on the center of each side. John Dory are oval shaped, have strong spines, a huge mouth and no scales.
The flesh has a medium to firm texture with medium flakes.
John Dory is managed by the Ministry for Primary Industries using the New Zealand Quota Management System (QMS). Regular stocks assessment 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.
They are found in the warm waters around New Zealand's North Island, and are commonly caught north of the bay of plenty.
John Dory flesh has a medium to firm texture, that whitens on cooking. It has medium flakes and the fillets can be boned easily. John Dory can be cooking in multiple ways including baked, fried, poached and marinated. It is also a great option to serve raw as sashimi or in sushi.