Wild Caught Bight Redfish FERGUSON (Australia) - FROZEN
Bight Redfish (Centroberyx gerrardi) is wild caught in the pristine waters of the Southern Ocean. The cold oceanic habitat gives the Bight Redfish a clean fresh flavour, and being small in size gives it a sweet flavour compared to larger fish. The Bight Redfish has a high fat content making it highly sought after by chefs.
ROWING CONDITIONS These schooling fish are found in the deep cold waters around reefs and near the bottom of the ocean floor in the Southern areas of Australia.
SUSTAINABILITY The Bight Redfish is regularly audited and monitored by the South Australian Government (PIRSA) with limit catch rates for long lines and hook and line. The Commonwealth (AFMA) maintains a strict quota system for the trawl Bight Redfish fishery which includes a limited number of boats permitted to fish the species in zoned areas.
Friend of the Sea Sustainable Aquaculture Criteria require:
- no impact on critical habitat (e.g.: mangroves, wetlands, etc)
- compliance with waste water parameters
- reduction of escapes and by-catches to a negligible level
- no use of harmful anti-foulants nor growth hormones
- compliance with Social Accountability