Monday 26th October 2015

The Eastern red pigfish below is always a welcome catch. They are considered by many to be the best eating of all the reef species on the East Coast fetching upwards of $80/kg in Asian restaurants. They are also interesting in that all juveniles are female and the reproductive organs will only turn male under certain circumstances. They live up to 30 years of age but most caught are between 5 and 15 years old.

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Colin Wishart

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