King Fish are predominantly an open-water fish, but can be found in shallow bays, harbours and estuaries looking for food. They tend to be in schools when they are younger, while older King Fish are more solitary.
They are commonly found in coastal waters around the North Island, and northern South Island. The average length of a King Fish is 60-120cm, and can weigh up to 60kg.
Availability: Available year round.
Shelf life: Best consumed on arrival or within 3 days from receiving product.
Fish for your health: White fleshed fish is traditionally high in protein and low in fat. However, all fish provide an excellent source of Omega 3, an essential fatty acid which helps in lowering blood cholesterol and maintaining a healthy circulatory system.
Suggested wines: A fruity Chardonnay, will add an element of citrus and round out the flavour nicely. A medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc will enhance the fish like a wedge of lemon and can offer good complementary flavours if you go with a herbacious variety.
|Shipping Time||Tuesday to Friday|