Australian fish names

Fishes of AustraliaThe Australian Fish Names Committee have recently launched a web site to support consumers and industry with fish names. The Australian Fish Names List is also available in csv and .pdf (which is the most recently approved (official) version of the lists). It is also possible to search the CSIRO’s CAAB (Codes for Australian Aquatic Biota) database.

A Fremantle (West Australia) restaurant has had a $A15,000 fine imposed on it after the restaurant proprietors pleaded guilty to cooking less expensive varieties of fish and serving them as more expensive varieties. This should serve as a valuable reminder to industry of the importance of using the correct names for seafood whenever it was sold. The Australian seafood industry had been concerned that consumers were not receiving adequate information regarding fish names in order to make informed choices.


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