Wild Shellfish Alert - Do not eat wild shellfish from the area in and around the White Beach and Nubeena region located on the Tasman Peninsula in South East Tasmania.
Wild Shellfish Alert - Do not eat wild shellfish from the area in and around Gardners Bay and Port Cygnet in Southern Tasmania.
Most scalefish are measured from the nose to the end of the tail. Get your scalefish measuring ruler or sticker at any Service Tasmania outlet.
silver gemfish, king barracouta, deepsea kingfish, barraconda, hake
Gemfish have a moderately elongate body coloured blue to bronze on the top and silver below which turns to blueish purple when landed. They have a large spot at the beginning of dorsal fin. They have a large mouth with fang-like teeth toward the front.
This species has been overfished in recent decades and is in the process of stock rebuilding, so consider the number of gemfish you need for a feed. They will take fish flesh and squid baits and are sometimes caught when targeting blue eye trevalla.
Found in waters of 100 to 1000 metres in waters surrounding Tasmania.
This bottom dwelling fish is likely to be encountered by recreational fishers when droplining or using electric reels in deep water.
These fish have some very sharp canine teeth and dorsal spines which should be respected even when the fish is dead.
Gemfish produce large white fillets with a delicate flavour which are excellent eating when grilled, baked, fried or steamed.Recipe: Great as kebabs made by placing diced cubes on skewers. Baste with marinade and cook on the barbeque.
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