Blue Cod

New Zealand, Wild-caught

Blue Cod Whole Fish

Blue Cod Whole Fish

Blue Cod Fillets

Blue Cod Fillets

  • Latin name: Parapercis Colias
  • Other names:
  • New Zealand: Sandperch, Kopukopu, Paakirikiri (Maori), Patutuki (Maori), Raawaru (Maori), New Zealand Cod
  • Japan: Toragisu
  • Korea: Chungu Daegu
  • Blue Cod belong to the Pinguipedidae family and are endemic to New Zealand. The fish are a demersal species, and are found predominantly in rocky coastal areas. General appearance is grey/blue, with a greenish sheen. Blue Cod tend to gravitate towards colder waters and therefore are found in abundance further south. They are the undoubted ‘crowd favourite’ for the South Island’s fish-loving population.
     
    Lee Fish’s vessels fish in the northern waters, so blue cod are not available to our boats in large volumes, but they are caught sporadically as a bycatch of the Snapper fishery. They are definitely a fish to look out for and make the most of when our boats are landing them (perfect for a weekend menu special).
     
    Lee Fish Blue Cod are hook & line caught, followed by the process of Iki-Jime, so are well and truly sushi-grade. Total Allowable Commercial Catch (TACC) is 2,331,625 tons per year.
     
    Blue Cod has a medium textured light pink flesh, which whitens nicely on cooking with a sweet/ocean flavour profile.

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