Pink Snapper (Pagrus auratus) are wild caught and line caught in the Great Australian Bight and also found in warm to sub-tropical waters around Australia and New Zealand. Pink Snapper is prized for its delicious taste and fine table qualities. Pink Snapper is slow growing and long lived and they are available year-round, though supply is greatest in the winter months.
Australian Pink Snapper numbers are considered to be extremely healthy at present and are managed by the South Australian Government (PIRSA). Management actions implemented for the fisheries, include area closures to protect spawning stocks and seasonal closures.
Ocean to Plate
Pink Snapper are harvested using the Japanese ‘iki jime’ method, the most humane and respectful way to kill the fish, which also preserves the quality. Pink Snapper are either whole, gilled and gutted or filleted.
Plate: 0.6g – 1.0kg
Medium: 1.0 – 3.0kg
Large: 3.0 – 7.0kg
Fillets: 1.0 – 1.7kg