Also known as Chilean Sea Bass, Mero, Merluza Negra, Bacalao de Profundidad
Patagonian Toothfish is caught via three methods by Austral Fisheries - these are trawl, longline and traps. Austral Fisheries is methodically working towards a higher proportion of toothfish caught by longline and trap methods as they target a larger size fish, therefore reducing the number of immature toothfish caught and decrease the total number of fish taken from the fishery in a given year. In March 2012, Austral’s HIMI Toothfish Fishery was certified as a sustainable and well managed fishery by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and this was followed in May 2012 by Austral’s Macquarie Island Toothfish Fishery. In 2013, both fisheries were rated as ‘Best Choice’ by the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch program, the most influential seafood chooser organisation in North America.
Patagonian Toothfish is one of the world’s premium table fish. Its white flesh, even texture and subtle flavours are highly prized by chefs around the world. Patagonian Toothfish can either be supplied directly from the vessel or further processed to your specifications.
Austral Fisheries has launched a new product line to the Australian marketplace – Glacier 51 Toothfish fillets. These 3 to 4kg fillets are dry processed and vacuum sealed to retain its premium qualities.
Glacier 51 Toothfish is the only wild caught, white fleshed fillet of this size, that has the sustainable credentials of the MSC and Seafood Watch program to arrive in any market.
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This is a species unique to the sub-Antarctic and is trawled by Austral Fisheries in Australian waters around Heard Island. Icefish was the first finfish in Australia to be certified by the MSC as coming from a sustainable and well managed fishery. In 2011, our Icefish passed its 5 yearly review for MSC certification – a process that ensures we are continuing to fish responsibly and sustainably for this species.
The flesh of Icefish is fine textured, white in colour and one of the worlds best kept secrets. Icefish have very high levels of Omega 3, polyunsaturated fatty acids and can be consumed whole. Icefish are generally between 24cm and 36cm in overall length.