Wild Seafood: Rankings

Our seas are filled with a variety of fish, all of which have their own unique biology, breeding habits and life-cycles. Learning more about the fish you put in your mouth, and the methods fishers employ to catch these fish will help you become a better consumer.

Key

 - best choice  - good choice  ok choice  - bad choice

Fish species   

Albacore Tuna
 Alfonsino
Anchovy
 Arrow Squid
 Barracouta
 Bigeye Tuna
 Black Cardinalfish
 Blue Cod
 Blue Mackerel
Blue Moki
 Bluenose
 Blue Shark
 Blue Warehou
Butterfish/Greenbone
 Cockles
 Dark Ghost Shark
 Eels
 Elephant Fish
 Flatfish
 Frostfish
 Garfish
 Gemfish
 Grey Mullet
 Groper
 Hake
 Hoki
 Jack Mackerel
 John Dory
 Kahawai
Kina
 Kingfish
Leatherjacket/Creamfish
Ling
Lookdown Dory
Mako Shark
Moonfish

 

 Orange Roughy
 Oreos/Deepwater Dory
 Oysters - Bluff/Nelson
 Pacific Bluefin Tuna
 Packhorse Lobster/Crayfish
 Paddle Crabs
 Pale Ghost Shark
 Paua
 Pilchard
 Porbeagle Shark
 Queen Scallops
Red Cod
 Red Gurnard
 Red Snapper
 Ribaldo
 Rig Shark/Lemonfish
 Rock Lobster/Crayfish
 Rubyfish
 Scallops
 Scampi
 School shark
 Sea perch
 Silver Warehou
 Skates
 Skipjack Tuna
 Snapper
 Southern bluefin tuna
 Southern Blue Whiting
 Spiny Dogfish
 Sprats
 Stargazer/Monkfish
 Swordfish
Tarakihi
 Trevally
 Trumpeter
 White Warehou
Yellow-eyed Mullet
 Yellow Fin Tuna

 

 

       

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