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.