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Commercial Fishery for Bar Cod or Banded Rock Cod (Epinephelus ergastularius) Photographs and Information


Bar Cod and Rock Cod Fish are Coral reef fish are caught by hook and line along the length of the Great Barrier Reef from the Torres Strait south to Fraser Island, and from the inshore reefs to the outer barrier reefs. The main targets for the line fishery are coral trout, red throat emperor, Spanish mackerel and red emperor.


Commercial Fishing for Bar Cod or Banded Rock Cod:


wpe3F.jpg (4728 bytes)Also known as Saddled Cod, Bar Cod and Banded Cod, Bar rockcod, Down-under grouper, Grey-banded rock-cod, Rockcod.

The juvenile Bar Cod are mottled grey with six vivid vertical bands of darker tones.  When fully grown they are dark grey, the bands having faded out except for a patch on the upper surface of the butt of the tail  It's a bulky, thick-bodied fish with a large mouth.

They can grow to 80kg, but only the smaller fish (to about 4kg) are good eating.   The larger fish's flesh is very coarse. 

They frequent offshore reefs both inshore and offshore and are occasionally found in estuaries.

Good bait for Bar Cod are cunjevoi or fish fillet.

Coral reef fish are caught by hook and line along the length of the Great Barrier Reef from the Torres Strait south to Fraser Island, and from the inshore reefs to the outer barrier reefs. The main targets for the line fishery are coral trout, red throat emperor, Spanish mackerel and red emperor.

Bar Cod, reefcod, reef cod, banded reef cod, banded codGrouper or Sea Bass (Epinephelus species)
French: Merou
German: Zackenbarsch
Italian: Cernia; Sciarrano
Spanish: Mero; Cherna; Garoupa
Japanese: Mahata
Hawaii names: Hapu`upu`u

 
Scientific Name Epinephelus ergastularius
Location in Australia Northern Australia, south east to Sydney
Season All year round
Size To 80kg
Australian Species Code 37 441005

Recovery Rate
Fillets: 47% from whole rockcod (gilled and gutted)

 


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See Also: Black Grouper | Broomtail Grouper | Dogtooth Grouper | Dusky Grouper | Goldblotch Grouper | Greasy Grouper | Haifa Grouper | Red Grouper | Spiny Cheek Grouper | Tiger Grouper | White Grouper |

 


 

See Also:
Bar Cod or Banded Rock Cod (Epinephelus ergastularius) Photographs and Information
Catching Bar Cod | Fishing for Banded Rock Cod
Cooking Bar Cod | Recipes for Rock Cod or Grouper
Commercial Fishery for Bar Cod or Banded Rock Cod (Epinephelus ergastularius)

 


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