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Ray's Bream

Brama Brama

A white flesh fish, excelling for eating.

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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.

Key Information

Family

Ray’s Bream belong to the Bramidae family (pomfrets).

Physical attributes

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.

Sustainability

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.

Geographical location

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.

Market Names

  • New Zealand: Ray’s Bream, Bream, Pomfert
  • Commonwealth of Independent States: Obyknovennyi morskoy leshch
  • The Netherlands: Braam, Oude wijf
  • France: Grande castagnole
  • Germany: Brachsenmakrele
  • Italy: Pesce castagna
  • Japan: Shimagatsuo, Echiopia
  • Spain: Japuta

Locations Caught

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Profile

Average weight

1-2 kg

Average length

40-50 cm

TACC i

980 tonne

Talley's catch

<100 tonne

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Nutritional information

Average quantity per 100g

Energy

411 kJ

Protein

21.1 g

Fat, total

1.5 g

Carbohydrate

0.2 g

Sugars 0.2g
Sodium 57mg

Seasonal availability

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Not caught
Months caught
Peak months

Flavour and cooking

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.

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