Tasmanian yellowtail

[English] plural Tasmanian yellowtails

A name for yellowtail kingfish. Mainly caught off New South Wales as a linefish but found all round the southern coasts of Australia. Now farmed under the name Hiramasa kingfish. Sometimes mistaken for the samson fish or amberjack but is more torpedo-shaped and has a yellowish tail. Smaller fish are considered to be good eating and top grade fish are used for sashimi. Good smoked. If you compare the images of the kingfish and the Hirimasa kingfish, you will find that the farmed fish is plunter, more rounds in body shape, while the wild fish is more torpedo-shaped.

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