Orange Roughy has moist, soft white flesh with a delicate flavour. However, it is fished under very strict quota management.
Orange Roughy is trawled in deep waters off the seamounts along South Australia and can live up to 120 years.
It is a deep sea species that may live for up to 150 years. Orange Roughy are found in Deep Sea fisheries around seamounts along the south of Australia. They have been one of the primary species caught in the SE Fishery since the 80's. Orange Roughy was the first commercially harvested fish to be placed on Australia's EPBC List, with a rating of 'conservation dependent'.
Also imported from NZ, where stocks face the same problems as Australia.