Ray's Bream are generally found in offshore waters and occur sporadically.
The are a common bycatch when fishing for Groper and Bluenose and are often caught in the Bay of Plenty and Cook Strait regions. They are a mid water fish.
Ray’s Bream belong to the Bramidae family (pomfrets).
They have a dark blue or grey body above with bright silver sides and firm scales. The species body is oval with a short, high head, large eyes and slanted mouth.
The flesh is white.
Ray's Bream 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.
Ray’s Bream are generally found in offshore waters and occur sporadically. They are common by-catch when fishing for Groper and Bluenose and often caught in the Bay of Plenty and Cook Strait regions.
Ray's Bream have a white flesh that is great for eating. It is suitable for most cooking methods including poaching, barbecued, baked and fried.