Groper Hapuku NZ

Grouper-like with larger flake and a Cod-like moisture.

Sweet, Light, Creamy

They are temperate, Rock Cod-like fish, that can be distinguished from their distant relatives by their plain-colored body pattern. They are also related to the Hapuku. Gropers are found right around New Zealand, including the Chatham Rise but excluding the Campbell Plateau. They are most common over or near rocky areas down to 250 meters. The main fishing grounds for Gropers are the deep canyons off the East Coast of the North Island, Cook Strait, Kokura and the west Coast of the South Island.

Quick Facts

Commonly Known As:
Groper, Bass Gropers, Wreckfish

  • Species Name

    Stone Bass

  • Latin Name

    Polyprion oxygeneios

  • Origin

    New Zealand

  • Harvest Method

    Hook & Line

  • Range & Habitat

    New Zealand & Australia

  • Producer

    New Zealand Seafood Import

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about the fishery

New Zealand Seafood Import

From the tightest fisheries management available, our New Zealand Seafood Import specialties offer some of the freshest direct seafood. The ideals of the New Zealand Fisheries carry throughout the program.

From the Fishery:

To us, sustainable fishing, farming, processing, and sourcing means:

Our fish always comes from well-managed fisheries, or those with Fisheries Improvement Plans in place with healthy stocks. We continue to undertake research to ensure we manage fisheries with the best practices and quality of scientific information available.
The methods we use to fish and farm are aimed to reduce unintended impacts. This means ensuring we utilize the fish we catch, avoid significant negative impact on young fish or their habitat and develop the best practices to reduce the risk of bycatching marine animals and seabirds.
We make sure we minimize impacts on any endangered or threatened species by using technology, research, and mitigation programs, as well as supporting protection areas.
We trace our products from boat to plate.

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