New Zealand Common Name: Barracouta

Latin name: Thyrsites atun

Processed form: Headed, gutted, and tailed, skin on fillets

Barracouta has darker coloured flesh that whitens on cooking.  Fillets have medium moisture and medium low fat content, making them suitable for grilling or frying.

Size grades


2L (+1300G) Ungraded

L (1000-1300g)

M (700-1000g)

S (400-700g)

Nutritional Info


PER 100G

ENERGY KJ/100G 475

PROTEIN (G) 20.6

TOTAL FAT (G) 3.2

SATURATED FAT (G) 0.8

CARBOHYDRATE (G) 0.3

SUGARS (G) 0.3

SODIUM MG/100G 57


Alternate names


NZ: COUTA

JP: OKISAWARA OR KUROTACHIKAMASU

HR: SAM CHI

ZA: SNOEK

CN: 杖鱼

Catching period:

All year round

Approximate annual catch:

25,000 MT

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