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Services - Processing & Packing

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Our simplified processing techniques ensure the fish quality is maximised. We use a mixture of our automated & manual processing conveyors within a temperature controlled environment.

Once packed, the cartoned fish are stacked on pupose built racks & taken immediately to our blast freezers. For more information click here for our coldstore information for Pelcold Storage Limited.

The whole process takes less than 1/2 an hour from factory to blast freezing and the fish temperature is monitored every step of the way to optomise the product quality.

Below is a list of the packing sizes & styles we have previously packed for each of the species. You can request a different packing style or grading range.

He will liase with the Marketing Team to submit an offer for you.

Species
Grading Size
Packing Style
Blue Mackerel
WR & DRE
0-1000gms
500-1500gms
1000gms +

25kg Bulk Pack
Jack Mackerel
WR
300-600gms
600-900gms
900gms +
20kg Bulk Pack
Kahawai
WR & DRE
0-2000gms
Ungraded
25kg Bulk Pack
Skipjack Tuna
WR
2.4kg
3kg+
Ungraded
Naked into containers
Trevally
WR
as per
instructions
10kg Layer Packed
20kg Bulk Packed


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Pelagic Fish Species
in New Zealand waters

There are two main groups of pelagic fish Oceanic and Inshore

Oceanic fish undergo long migrations and consequently have wide distributions. Marlins and tunas are typical examples, usually found beyond the continental shelf in clear blue oceanic water.

The marlins and tunas migrate southwards to New Zealand during the summer and autumn. At least four Indo-Pacific species of tuna visit our shores.

Other warm-water oceanic species which occur seasonally are the southern mackerel, dolphin (not to be confused with the marine mammal of the same name), flying fish, and large sharks, such as the thresher, mako, and tiger sharks.

The barracouta is an example of an oceanic species characteristic of cooler waters, occurring also in southern Australia, South Africa, and South America. It is distinct from the tropical aggressive barracuda, which is not found round New Zealand.

Inshore fish also migrate in response to seasonal water-temperature changes or to spawning stimuli, but they stay close to land and do not travel the vast distances of the oceanic species.

Examples are kahawai, trevally, jack mackerel, and kingfish (yellowtail).