Flathead is wild caught and notably recognised for its usual flat head and body found in South Australian waters. The Australian Deepsea Flathead is widely considered to be the best Australian fish for fish’n’chips, due to the sweet flesh which is moist, flaky and tender especially when encased in a crisp batter. It can also be steamed, poached, pan-fried or grilled.
Flathead is trawled in South Australian coastal waters. These types of fishing methods have low impacts on marine habitat, with little by-catch and Flathead is regularly audited and monitored by the South Australian Government (PIRSA) with limit catch rates. The Commonwealth maintains a strict quota system for the trawl Flathead fishery which includes a limited number of boats permitted to fish the species in zoned areas.
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Flathead is filleted fresh on the day of catch and packed into retail or bulk packs. The product is frozen fresh, to maintain the quality of the same day caught freshness.