healthy fish from the crystal clear waters of
Australia's Great Barrier Reef"
Reef fish are caught using
hand lines, taken to the mother ship where they are prepared for use
and snap frozen under carefully monitored conditions. In port the
catch is transferred to land based refrigeration rooms in readiness
for sale. Export consignments are usually packed into heavy duty
containers and dispatched by either sea or air.
Reef fish are caught
from small fishing boats (dories) - about 4 metres long, fishing
from a mother boat at anchor in the Great Barrier Reef area. The
fish are stored in cooled holding tanks in the dories and several
times a day are returned to the mother boat for processing. The
majority of the reef fish is either gutted and gilled and
individually bagged or filleted, packed in cartons of approximately
10 kilograms and then snap frozen on board the mother boat. These
boats stay at sea for 14 - 28 days.
Fresh fish are caught
either by boat or estuary fishermen and are placed immediately in an
ice solution to maintain a temperature of between 0-4șC to maintain
freshness and quality.
crustaceans are caught by trawling in various waters and are graded,
packed and snap frozen at sea immediately after catching.
Frozen product is
unloaded from the fishing boats directly into Mackay Reef
Fish Supplies storage freezer where it is stored in
readiness for sale.
Fish Supplies is an export registered establishment and has
EU listing and a HACCP program.
The catching area for
our fish and prawns is amongst the cleanest waters available, these
waters, together with our high standard of product handling ensures
that the product we offer is amongst the highest quality available.