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.
bully, bully mullet, river mullet, mullet
The sea mullet varies in colour from bluish grey on the upper back and flanks with the lower flanks and belly area more silver in colour if caught in inshore waters, to brownish olive with whiter belly area if from estuaries. They have large gelatinous eyelids and a bluish spot at the base of the pectoral fin.
Found in sand, mud and reef areas in estuaries and inshore waters of 0-20 metres depth. Less common in Tasmania than the yelloweye mullet.
The largest of the mullets in Australia, sea mullet is not a common catch in Tasmania.
Not traditionally popular due to their strong flavour, but should be valued for their oily flesh. Good as skinless fillets.
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