​Merluccius australis

​New Zealand Hake is found around the South Island, Chatham Rise and Campbell Plateau, at depths ranging from 200-800m, and is caught mainly by trawling.

Hake have a round and slender body with dark silver-grey above which shades to white below. Their head is wide with large eyes, and a large mouth with teeth turned inwards. The second dorsal and anal fins are long, and they have a square tail.

Hake’s soft, delicate, large, moist fillets have few bones and are ideal for portioning.


Hake can be delivered:

  • Dressed
  • head gutted and tailed (HGT)
  • Fillet
  • heads


Average Length 70-100cm
Average Weight ​2kg-9kg (up to 14kg)
Availability year round (peaking May-Sept)
Sealord Quota ​3,722 GWT

Nutrition (Per 100G)

Energy 336Kj
Protein 16.4g
Fat -Total 1.6g
-Saturated 0.4g
Carbohydrate 0.2g
-Sugars 0.2g
Sodium 65mg