Southern Garfish (Hyporhamphus melanochir) are a schooling fish found in sheltered bays, inshore coastal areas, estuaries and especially where seagrass meadows are established. They are found near the surface at night and on the bottom to midwater during the day.
Southern Garfish is caught using hook and line and dab / dip nets in South Australian waters. These types of fishing methods generally have low impacts on marine habitat and threatened species. Garfish is regularly audited and monitored by the South Australian Government (PIRSA) with limit catch rates for dab net, and hook and line.
OCEAN TO PLATE
Southern Garfish 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.