Auckland Seafood School Blog

Precision Seafood Harvesting (a Sanford joint venture research project in conjunction with Aotearoa Fisheries, Sanford, Sealord and the Ministry of Primary Industries) was last night named New Zealand’s  Supreme Innovator and won the Sustainability & Clean-tech award at the 2014 New Zealand Innovators Awards.  The win is a testament to the collaboration, innovation and commitment […]

A media release issued on 17 September 2014 confirmed that Hake and ling from New Zealand are now among the top 8% of global sustainable fish species after being recognised by the Marine Stewardship Council (MSC).  Each of the three New Zealand hake trawl fisheries, five ling trawl fisheries and five ling long line fisheries have been […]

Recently, Chef Marco Edwardes from Te Whau Vineyard on Waiheke Island (and one of our fabulous Seafood School teaching chefs) spent an incredible weekend in Hawkes Bay meeting some of the best producers the Bay have to offer. Alongside Glen File from Baduzzi, Marco Muetze and Mirco Turtschi from the Stamford Hotel, the chefs not […]

Kahawai are found around the NZ coast and are often sighted close to shore, frequently schooling by size.  They are migratory along the coast.  Kahawai spawn on the seabed, 60 to 100 metres deep, in late summer.  The main fishing grounds are around the North Island, in Cook Strait and north of Kaikoura in the […]

The Seafood School welcomes a new guest chef to the team – Mark Southon from The Foodstore ( .  Mark has a passion for seafood and is an incredibly talented chef and presenter.  Read about Mark’s incredible food journey: .  The School is excited to have Mark on board – check out his Moroccan fish […]