From the Ocean to you

 

Purchase your sustainable seafood to cook at home from Fish & Co.

Please call the restaurant or send us a message and we will let you know which species is in season and available to purchase.

South Australian Coorong Yellow Eye Mullet

Our Coorong School Mulloway comes from the Wild Coorong Fishery which is currently in assessment with the MSC for recertification.

These small fish from the Coorong in South Australia, are sweet and delicious with a buttery quality. They are packed full of omega 3 oils. The essential oils are just underneath the skin, which means the flesh is not oily like a mackerel or sardine. The sweetness is largely due to their time spent in the shallow salty waters of the Coorong.

The Coorong is a rugged fertile saltwater estuarine region, where the river Murray reaches the turbulent southern ocean. The Yellow Eye Mullet are common all around the south coast, but the ones from the Coorong have a unique taste. The fishermen of the Coorong catch their fish to order and after that they stop fishing. This means that all fish are returned live to the system or used, so there is virtually no wastage or bycatch. The shallow salty water conditions and the food that is available to the fish in this unique water system give the Coorong Mullet its special taste. With that better taste comes more desirability and better price for the sustainable fisherman.

These delicious buttery fillets are small with their skin on and are easily and quickly grilled or pan roasted.

Available fresh and frozen

Australian Banana Prawns  

Our Australian Banana prawns come from the MSC certified Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF).

The pristine waters of the Northern Prawn Fishery (NPF), Australia’s largest and most valuable prawn fishery, are some of the most abundant and isolated in the world. The 6000 km’s of coastline harbours the most spectacular untouched wilderness and includes a diverse range of ecosystems, weather and wildlife. It’s these pristine waters that the succulent and wild-caught banana prawns from the NPF call home.

The NPF is now in a position to meet the growing consumer demand for sustainably sourced seafood by being one of only a handful of prawn fisheries around the world certified by the MSC, and the first fishery in the world to supply MSC certified banana, tiger and endeavour prawns.

These are medium-sized prawns with a sweet, mild flavour. Banana prawns are available all year round but at their best in mid-autumn. They are well suited to Asian style cuisine, and generally perform better as part of a dish rather than served alone. The sweetness of their flesh goes well with spicy flavours.

Available frozen with shells on

New Zealand Hake  

Our Hake is sourced from the MSC certified New Zealand Hake Fishery.

Hake are deep sea members of the Cod family, found on the continental shelf and slope to depths over 1000 metres.

They are a mild fish, having a more subtle flavour than Cod. Hake are considered one of the best fish in the whiting family because of its firm, sweet, white meat and medium flake.

Hake is a high quality, versatile, well flavoured fish.

Albacore Tuna 

Our Albacore tuna is sourced from only an MSC certified fishery Walkers Seafood in Mooloolaba, Qld or locally from Shoalhaven under the Cleanfish program.

Walkers Seafood is Australia’s first Tuna fishery to achieve the Marine Stewardship Council’s (MSC) global standard for sustainable fishing.

There are various species of tuna,which vary in colour and size. Albacore Tuna is one of the most sustainable varieties and migrates throughout the Pacific Ocean.

Albacore is available in Australian and New Zealand waters and yet it is not widely used in Australia.

Blue Fin and Yellow Fin tuna grow to a huge size with many at 100+kg. These great fish are close to the top of their food chain and take a long time to reach maturity before they are able to spawn. For this reason,as well as our hunger for everything tuna related,their future sustainability is precarious. Overfishing of tuna makes their prospects tenuous at least and verging on extremely threatened.

Albacore Tuna in contrast is a much smaller species of tuna with a pale firm flesh. Many of the fish reach sizes of 15-30 kg and they are further down the food chain, reaching breeding maturity within a few years. They have a higher biomass and are therefore less threatened. All this and the methods of how it is fished, means that it is a much more sustainable option for those hungry for some seared tuna.

Available fresh.

Alaskan Sockeye Salmon

We choose to sell only wild caught Alaskan or Canadian Salmon from the MSC certified ISA/Kodiak/ Copper River fisheries in Alaska and Canada. All salmon raised in Australia is farmed and although Australia has very high standards for aquaculture practises we believe wild is best.

The Alaskan and Canadian Salmon fisheries are some of the best managed and most sustainable in the world. Pacific Salmon spawn only once and then they die. 50% of the wild salmon stock is allowed to run the great rivers of this region to spawn. So from the outset a smaller percentage of wild salmon is targeted for catch each year with a guarantee of stock for the years to come. There are very few fisheries around the world that can say that they are under fishing a species by 50%.

Salmon is the name given to several species of the family salmonidae. Each species has slightly different characteristics but typically salmon has firm, succulent flesh with a high oil content. This wild caught Sock Eye Salmon has an omega 3 oil count 40% higher than any other wild fish. The deep red/orange colour is from a natural diet rich in prawns and shellfish.

Alaskan and Canadian wild caught Sock Eye Salmon is in a supreme league of its own.

Many of the fisheries are run by Inuit Indians respecting traditional methods of harvesting the surrounding environment, return of juveniles and the short salmon fishing season. This is very important as it shows that sustainability is not a new buzzword but a respect for how our forefathers fished and respected the environment.

Due to a short fishing season of the Alaskan and Canadian Salmon, much of the stock is frozen,canned or smoked. We purchase whole fish that are frozen at sea, pre rigor mortis, which traps all the goodness in the fish. This means that as well as being fished in a sustainable manner in the first place the fish has a lower carbon foot print in transit as well. The bulk order of wild fish can be shipped rather than air freighted.

Available defrosted.

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