Yellowtail Kingfish


Southern Ocean Sushi Grade Yellowtail Kingfish

Kingfish is also known as Yellowtail in Queensland, South Australia and Tasmania where it is also known as Kingie, or Tasmanian Yellowtail.

Yellowtail Kingfish farming

This species is most commonly called Kingfish, Yellowtail Kingfish, yellow-tailed Kingfish, Yellowtail, King, Kingy or "Kingi". Colloquial titles include "hoodlum" and "bandit", while smaller specimens are often nicknamed "rats" or nor' headers. Some confusion exists between the Kingfish and two of its near relatives; the Amberjack and the Samson fish, while an unrelated species, the Cobia (Rachycentron canadus) is also commonly called black Kingfish.

Yellowtail Kingfish have elongated, moderately compressed bodies.  They have a slender head longer than their body depth and they have 31-34 dorsal fin rays.  They are generally blue, blueish-green or purplish green above and silver-white below.   Yellowtail Kingfish can be distinguished by their yellow caudal fins.

We can supply this fantastic fish via Farmer that are Certified as Sustainable by the international conservation organisation Friend of the Sea and is compliant with environmental management (ISO 14001) and Quality Management System (ISO 9001).

The brief video to the left depicts Yellowtail Kingfish spawning and shows the size and grace of these remarkable fish. 

Nutritional Information

For every 100 grams raw product for Yellowtail Kingfish fillet.

  • Kilojoules:               428 (102 calories)
  • Protein:                   21.6 g
  • Cholesterol:            24 mg
  • Sodium:                  -
  • Total fat (oil)         1.1 g
  • Saturated fat:        36% of total fat
  • Mono Sat'ed fat:    24% of total fat
  • Poly Sat'ed fat:       39% of total fat
  • Omega-3, EPA:     44 mg
  • Omega-3, DHA:    238 mg
  • Omega-6, AA:       30 mg

 Species Information

  • Scientific Name:                 Seriola lalandi
  • Location:                             Qld to Tas, SA, Vic, Sth WA
  • Season:                                January to May
  • Size:                                     2.4 metres, 65 kg
  • Australian Species Code:  37 337006
  • Taste, Texture:                 Mild to strong flavour, firm texture


In Australian waters, Yellowtail Kingfish are distributed from North Reef in Queensland around the southern coast to Trigg Island in Western Australia.  They also occur off the east coast of Tasmania, around Lord How and Norfolk Islands.

The major commercial fishery for Yellowtail Kingfish is in New South Wales.  In  Queensland, Yellowtail Kingfish are taken as an incidental catch in the snapper hand line fishery.  They are caught by using surface or subsurface traps, trolling, bottom set long lines, poling and bottom set traps, hand lines, drop lines, long lines and bottom set gill nets.  They are usually marketed as whole, gilled and gutted fish.  They are sold on the domestic market in cutlet or fillet form, with better quality fish being sold for sashimi.

This products can be sourced for you in either fresh or frozen forms, whole, gutted, grilled and gutted, headed and gutted, vacuum pack fillets. The fish size is 3-4.5 kg and the average size fillet coming in at 1.5 kg each. Yellowtail Kingfish is available out of Australia all year around and our Partners use standard fishing provide standard packing FOB Australia. Each polystyrene carton holds approximately 6 whole fish  of between 10-12 kg. In addition 10 1 kg Yellowtail fillets can be packed into a carton which weighs 1-12 kilos and then packed onto Air or Sea freight containers.

We are in the business of sourcing and assisting with the export of the this fine product from professional farmers and we would be happy to provide you more assistance with your order when you Contact Us.