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Trevally

Pseudocaranx dentex

A medium to soft flesh fish that is marbled pink.

Trevally Fillets

Trevally are found around many parts of New Zealand. More commonly, in the North Island and the top half of the South Island at depths of about 80 metres.

They are both pelagic and demersal in behaviour. Trevally grow rapidly, reaching maturity after about five years and can live to 45 years

Key Information

Family

Trevally belong to the Carangidae family (Trevallies, Kingfishes).

Physical attributes

A blue-green on the top, silver-white on the belly and a yellowish sheen runs along its length. The body is deep and laterally compressed with a bluntly rounded head and sickle shaped pectoral fin. Trevallies have small scales and a row of strong scutes at the tail base.

The flesh is medium to soft in texture and has a marbled pink colour.

Geographical location

Trevally are found around many parts of New Zealand. More commonly, in the North Island and the top half of the South Island at depths of about 80 metres.

Sustainability

Trevally 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.

Market Names

  • New Zealand: Trevally, Jackfish
  • Australia/UK: Silver Trevally
  • Commonwealth of Independent States: Karanks
  • The Netherlands: Kromvis
  • France: Carangue, Australienne
  • Greece: Kocáli
  • Italy: Carangidi, Leccia stella
  • Japan: Minamishimaaji

Locations Caught

8 Trevally Fa

Profile

Average weight

0.4-2 kg

Average length

30-60 cm

TACC i

3,933 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

Sugar 0.2g
Sodium 64mg

Seasonal availability

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Months caught
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Flavour and cooking

Trevally have a medium to soft flesh that is marbled pink. It is suitable for most cooking methods including baked, fried, poached, steamed and marinated. It is also a great option to use in curries and is excellent smoked.

Barbecued Trevally With Sambal Bajak Makassar 0
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