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A very high-end, tender fish.

Paper White, Sweet, Mild

From its storied beginnings, the John Dory has been a staple in ultra fine dining. With a sweet and delicate flesh that cooks to a paper white, the John Dory rivals the marks of species that often grace upscale menus. Think of Dover Sole with a Snapper's texture. Think of Turbot with a crab like sweetness. John Dory is a versatile species that dominates the light, white, flakey genre. John Dory is an upright "Flatfish". Its fillet resembles the shape of Flounder, but without scales. It has a beautiful olive to gold skin that crisps wonderfully when seared. The flake of the John Dory is delicate and supple. The clean flavors are the perfect canvas for light sets and minimalistic ingredient approach.

Quick Facts

Commonly Known As:
St. Peter Fish, St. Pierre Fish

  • Species Name

    John Dory

  • Latin Name

    Zues faber

  • Origin

    Bay of Plenty, New Zealand

  • Harvest Method


  • Range & Habitat

    New Zealand & Australia

  • Producer

Year Round

Range & Habitat

about the fishery

Leigh Fisheries

LEIGH FISHERIES- The Lee Fish brand is recognized around the world as a prime source for premium-quality chilled seafood. Leigh's boats fish only inside New Zealand's clear, pristine, regulated waters. 

FISHING VESSELS- In total, there are 53 independent boats fishing for Leigh Fisheries on a permanent basis. These vessels unload at 14 different ports throughout the North Island and comprise of the following:

- 12 Lobster (Crayfish) boats.
- 20 Long line (day) boats fishing for Snapper and various bi-catch.
- 6 Danish Purse Seiners fishing for Snapper and John Dory.
- 5 Long line boats fishing for Bluenose and Groper.
- 6 Surface long line Tuna boats fishing for Southern Bluefin Tuna and Swordfish
- 4 Gillnet boats fishing for Mullet and Flounder.

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