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Atlantic Salmon
Salmo salar
Peak Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak
Australian Salmon
Arripis trutta and A. truttaceus
Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Barramundi
Lates calcarifer
wild 
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil Limited to Nil
farmed Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Blue-eye Trevalla
Hyperoglyphe antarctica
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Blue Grenadier
Macruronus novaezelandiae
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Bream                        
Yellowfin Bream
Acanthopagrus australis
Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Black Bream
Acanthopagrus butcheri
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Coral Trout
Plectropomus and Variola species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Available Supply
Dory                        
John Dory
Zeus faber
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Mirror Dory
Zenopsis nebulosus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Silver Dory
Cyttus australis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Eel                        
Southern Shortfin Eel
Anguilla australis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply
Longfin Eel
Anguilla reinhardtii
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply
Emperor
Lethrinus species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Red Emperor
Lutjanus sebae
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Flathead                        
Dusky Flathead
Platycephalus fuscus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Tiger Flathead
Neoplatycephalus aurimaculatus & Neoplatycephalus richardsoni
Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak
Bartail Flathead
Platycephalus indicus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Deepwater Flathead
Neoplatycephalus conatus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
                         
Northern Sand Flathead
Platycephalus arenarius
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Rock Flathead
Platycephalus laevigatus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Southern Bluespotted Flathead
Platycephalus speculator
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Flounder                        
Greenback Flounder
Rhombosolea tapirina
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Bay Flounder
Ammotretis species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Perch, Freshwater                        
Silver Perch
Bidyanus bidyanus
farmed 
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Golden Perch
Macquaria ambigua
farmed
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
wild Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil
Murray Cod
Maccullochella species
farmed
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Garfish                        
Southern Garfish
Hyporhamphus melanochir
Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Eastern Sea Garfish
Hyporhamphus australis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Snubnose Garfish
Arrhamphus sclerolepis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
River Garfish
Hyporhamphus regularis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Kingfish                        
Yellowtail Kingfish
Seriola lalandi
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Cobia
Rachycentron canadum

 

Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Leatherjacket                        
Velvet Leatherjacket
Meuschenia (Parika) scaber
Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil
Ocean Jacket
Nelusetta ayraudi
Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply
Other Leatherjacket
Monacanthidae species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Ling
Genypterus species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Mackerel                        
Spanish Mackerel
Scomberomorus commerson
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply
Grey Mackerel
Scomberomorus semifasciatus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
School Mackerel
Scomberomorus queenslandicus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil
Jack Mackerel
Trachurus declivis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Morwong
Nemadactylus species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply
Banded Morwong
Cheilodactylus spectabilis
Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Mullet                        
Sea Mullet
Mugil cephalus
Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Diamondscale Mullet
Liza vaigiensis
Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil
Other Mullet
Mugilidae species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Mulloway
Argyrosomus hololepidotus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Orange Roughy
Hoplostethus atlanticus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Oreodory                        
Smooth Oreodory
Pseudocyttus maculatus
Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Black Oreodory
Allocyttus niger and A. verrucosus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Spikey Oreodory
Neocyttus rhomboidalis
Peak Available Supply Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Pearl Perch
Glaucosoma species, except G. hebraicum
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Australian Sardine
Sardinops neopilchardus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Redfish
Centroberyx affinis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Bight Redfish
Centroberyx gerradi
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Rock Cod & Grouper
Epinephelus, Anyperodon and Aethaloperca species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Tropical Snapper
Lutjanus species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Shark                        
Gummy Shark
Mustelus species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Blacktip Shark
Carcharhinus species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
School Shark
Galeorhinus galeus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Angel Shark
Squatina species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Sawshark
Pristiophorus species
Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Spikey Dogfish
Squalus megalops
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Snapper
Pagrus auratus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Tailor
Pomatomus saltatrix
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Blue Threadfin
Eleutheronema tetradactylum
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
King Threadfin
Polydactylus macrochir
Limited to Nil Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil Limited to Nil
Trevally                        
Silver Trevally
Pseudocaranx dentex
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Golden Trevally
Gnathanodon speciosus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Tropical Snapper                        
Goldband Snapper
Pristipomoides multidens and P. typus
Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Peak
Rosy Snapper
Pristipomoides filamentosus
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Green Jobfish
Aprion virescens
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss and Salmo Trutta
farmed 
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Tuna                        
Yellowfin Tuna
Thunnus albacares
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Southern Bluefin Tuna
Thunnus maccoyii
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Bigeye Tuna
Thunnus obesus
Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Peak Peak Peak Peak
Skipjack Tuna
Katsuwonus pelamis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Mackerel Tuna
Euthynnus affinis
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Albacore
Thunnus alalunga
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Warehou                        
Blue Warehou
Seriolella brama
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Silver Warehou
Seriolella punctata
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
West Australian Dhufish
Glaucosoma hebraicum
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Whiting                        
King George Whiting
Sillaginodes punctata
Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
School Whiting
Sillago bassenis, S. flindersi, S. robusta
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Trumpeter Whiting
Sillago maculata
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Sand Whiting
Sillago ciliata
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Peak Peak Peak Peak Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Yellowfin Whiting
Sillago schomburgkii
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Goldenline Whiting
Sillago analis
Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil Limited to Nil
Wrasse
Labridae species
Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply Available Supply
Adapted from 'Australian Seafood by Season', which is © The State of Queensland, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries 2008 (and reproduced with their kind permission). The copyright owner gives no warranty in relation to the work/data (including accuracy, reliability, completeness or suitability) and no liability is accepted for any loss, damage or costs (including consequential damage) relating to any use of the work/data. Work/Data must not be used or adapted for any commercial or non-commercial use without the prior written consent of the copyright owner.
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