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Dusky Flathead

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Learn more about Dusky Flathead:

NSW DPI Fisheries, Fishfiles, Sydney Fish Market, Australian Museum, FishBase.

Recipes from Sydney Fish Market

Flathead Fillets with Roasted Baby Beetroots & Walnuts

Flathead Pitas with Tzatziki & Cherry Tomato Salad

Flathead Fillets in Beer Batter

More recipes from Sydney Fish Market

Giant Mud Crab

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Learn more: NSW DPI Fisheries, Fishfiles, Sydney Fish Market, Australian Museum.

Crab & Preserved Lemon Risotto

Crab & Green Mango Salad

More recipes from Sydney Fish Market


Ray Saunders

Ray is an OceanWatch Master Fisherman, successfully completing formal training and assessment in responsible and sustainable work practices.

OceanWatch Master Fisherman Program

The program incorporates many aspects of responsible fishing including:

Quality assurance, bycatch reduction devices and techniques, animal welfare, threatened species management, catch documentation, marine pests management, habitat, pollution, indigenous fishing and workplace health and safety.
Training is facilitated by OceanWatch Australia, assessment is overseen by the NSW Fishing Industry Training Committee and linked to the national Seafood Industry Training Package and industry Codes of Practice.

Ray’s qualifications include:

Maritime competency
  • Coxwain
Food Safety Training
Other competencies
  • Boilermaker


Ray Saunders

Ray harvests seafood in a responsible and sustainable way, working according to his fishing industry Code of Practice.

Estuary General Fishery Code of Practice

Industry codes of practice are a commitment to environmental best practice, aligned with the principles of the international Code of conduct for responsible fishing.

Sustainable Fisheries Management

The NSW professional fishing industry is managed for sustainability by the state fisheries department, NSW Department of Primary Industries.

Environmental Impact Statements

NSW professional fisheries have been environmentally assessed to help ensure they are managed in a sustainable way.

Fisheries Management Strategies

Fisheries Management Strategies are guidelines developed for NSW professional fisheries. The guidelines were developed with an intent to accredit fishing activities in NSW as sustainable under both State and Commonwealth legislation.

Food Safety Plans

NSW Food Authority food safety plans are audited yearly to ensure best practice handling, storage and transportation of seafood, guaranteeing exceptional quality and product safety.

FRDC discusses Australia’s Seafood Sustainability

More on Bycatch Reduction in Australian Fisheries

Australian consumers should feel confident about the responsible and sustainable sourcing of Australian Seafood.

Click here to read about seafood sustainability from the Sydney Fish Market.

Fish Supplied

Ray Saunders primarily supplies the following seafood

Australian Salmon

Blue Swimmer Crab

Dusky Flathead

Eastern King Prawn


Giant Mud Crab





Sand Whiting

School Prawn

Shark Species

Silver Trevally




Yellowfin Bream