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White Warehou

Seriolella caerulea

A firm, white flesh fish with a high fat content.

White Warehou

White Warehou is a closely related species to Silver Warehou but is found in deeper waters.

Commonly found off south east New Zealand and on the Campbell Plateau at depths between 400 and 600 metres.

Key Information

Family

White Warehou belong to the Centrolophidae family (Raftfishes and Medusafishes).

Physical attributes

White Warehou is uniformly greyish white, has no apparent scales or pits, no pectoral blotch, and has a relatively larger eye.

The flesh is white and firm.

Sustainability

White Warehou 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

Found in deeper water than the other Warehou species and is most common south east of New Zealand and on the Campbell Plateau between depths of 400 and 600 metres.

Market Names

  • New Zealand: White Warehou, Deepsea Warehou
  • Australia: White Travella
  • Japan: Shiruba, Ginhirasu
  • Spain: Cojinob

Locations Caught

7 Whitewarehou Fa

Profile

Average weight

1.3-7 kg

Average length

40-60 cm

TACC i

3,735 tonne

Talley's catch

100-500 tonne

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Nutritional information

Average quantity per 100g

Energy

704 kJ

Protein

15.2 g

Fat, total

12.1 g

Carbohydrate

0.3 g

Sugars 0.3g
Sodium 46mg

Seasonal availability

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Months caught
Peak months

Flavour and cooking

White Warehou have a firm, white flesh fish. The fillets are reasonably thick and suitable for most cooking methods including baked, fried, grilled, steamed and poached.

White Warehou

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