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Trumpeter

Latris lineata

A firm flesh fish with a delicate flavour.

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Trumpeter like the cool, temperate Southern Hemisphere from the Indian Ocean islands to South America. In New Zealand waters, they are found from the eastern Bay of Plenty and South of the Cook Strait, particularly off the coast of Otago and Stewart Island.

They like to live among reefs or rough ground at depths between 20 and 200 metres.

Key Information

Family

Trumpeter belong to the Latrididae family (Moki, Trumpeters).

Physical attributes

Yellow-brown on the back and sides with three bands of olive to yellow-green along the sides. Silvery to yellowish sheen below with yellow-green fins. The head has a distinctive concave profile.

The flesh is firm and whitens on cooking.

Sustainability

Trumpeter 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

In New Zealand waters, Trumpeter are found from the eastern Bay of Plenty and South of the Cook Strait, particularly off the coast of Otago and Stewart Island.

Market Names

  • New Zealand: Trumpeter, Striped Trumpeter
  • Australia: Striped Trumpeter
  • Commonwealth of Independent States: Polosataya lyatrida
  • Japan: Okiisaki

Locations Caught

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Profile

Average weight

4-7 kg

Average length

60-70 cm

TACC i

144 tonnes

Talley's catch

<100 tonne

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Nutritional information

Average quantity per 100g

Energy

n/a

Protein

n/a

Fat, total

n/a

Carbohydrate

n/a

Sugars n/a
Sodium n/a

Seasonal availability

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Not caught
Months caught
Peak months

Flavour and cooking

Trumpeter have a firm flesh with a delicate flavour. They are best cooked using dry methods such as grilling, shallow frying or baking.

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