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Scorpionfish, Red New Zealand

Latin Name: Scorpaena cardinalis

Tableside Information:

Common Names: Red Scorpionfish, Red Rock Cod, Eastern Scorpionfish

Very unique Sashimi.
Earthy, Tender, Moderate, Silky OK

Food Information:


THE FISHERY -  Leigh Fisheries NZ is an innovative company based in Leigh, a small village in Cape Rodney on the north island of New Zealand. Combining more than 50 years of fishing experience with extensive knowledge, Leigh Fisheries NZ is able to achieve a total commitment to quality. An excellent standard of pure quality is guaranteed by the tools and the technology utalized. Leigh Fisheries works alongside New Zealand's strict quota management system in order to prevent over-fishing. In addition, Leigh Fisheries’ fish are caught so that waste is prevented and juvenile and older fish are avoided.

THE FISH - Scorpionfish have a moderate flavor in raw preparations. They have a very tender, silky mouth feel and have a beautiful pink flesh with red skin. The great part of bringing in whole Scorpionfish are the BONES. The most complex flavorful broth. The Scorpionfish is 1/5 a Bouliabase.

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Year Round

Range & Habitat:

New Zealand & Australia


Sothern New Zealand


Leigh Fisheries

Harvest Method:

Hook & Line