Maori Name: Mātiri
Latin Name: Hyperoglyphe antarctica
Weight: 10 kg average, often exceeding 20kg
Length: 60–100cm, reaching 130cmFamily:
Bluenose belong to the Centrolophidae family (raftfish, medusafish).
They are found in the temperate waters of the Southern Hemisphere. They like rough ground on the outer shelf and upper slope, especially from 100 to 500 metres.
Bluenose are caught year round, by trawl and longlining.
Bluenose flesh has medium to thick moist flakes and can be cooked using most methods. Try it;
- on the bbq
- in soup/chowder
Bluenose are caught mainly around or on offshore reefs or areas where the sea floor slopes steeply, for example, on seamounts.
Bluenose is a good source of Selenium and Vitamin B12; and a source of Iodine, Phosphorus, Potassium and Niacin (vitamin B3).
Seafood is a highly nutritious food and is a great source of protein. Many species are low in saturated fat and a number of them are a good source of Omega 3.