Indian Ocean Sustainable Seafood Products
Austral Fisheries, according to seasonality and fishing plans, catch Alfonsinos. This is a deepwater fish that is known to move further from the bottom at night and often found over seamounts and underwater ridges in temperate and tropical regions of the Indian Ocean. It is caught via mid-water trawl on the Atlas Cove.
Alfonsino have a medium flavour that is mildly sweet. Its flesh is considered a medium to firm texture with large flakes and a relatively moist flesh.
Indian Ocean Trevalla
This fish type is not dissimilar to the better known species Blue Eye Trevalla. The Indian Ocean Trevalla is predominately caught in the South West Indian Ocean using demersal trawling. It is schooling species occurring on underwater seamounts and ridges. The fish can be distinguished by its dark grey upper shading to silver belly with dark grey fins. It is known to feed on small fish, crustaceans and squid.
Cardinal is found in most temperate oceans worldwide, at depths of between 75 and 1,200m on continental slopes and around seamounts. In the South West Indian Ocean they are generally caught between June and January via demersal trawl. Cardinal feed on small
fish and planktonic invertebrates.
The Southern Boarfish, also known as the Pelagic Armorhead is a deepwater fish found in temperate climates in the Southern Hemisphere. It is found on continental slopes and around seamounts down to 1,000m and fished via demersal trawl. It has a maximum length of 56cm.
Smooth Oreo Dory
The Smooth Oreo Dory is a deepwater demersal fish that grows up to 60cm and is caught via demersal trawl. It forms large shoals over rough ground near pinnacles and canyons in the Southern Hemisphere between 400 and 1,500 m deep. They feed mainly on salps and benthic crustaceans.
Spikey Oreo Dory
The Spikey Oreo Dory is a deepwater demersal fish that grows up to 40cm and is caught via demersal trawl. It forms large shoals over rough ground near pinnacles and canyons in the Southern Hemisphere between 200 and 1,300 m deep. They feed mainly on salps and benthic crustaceans.