Blue Warehou Reproduction

Spawning and Reproductive Characteristics of Blue Warehou in South-East Australian Waters

Blue Warehou (Seriolella brama) is an important commercial species in the South East Fishery (SEF), sold predominantly as fresh fish in the Sydney and Melbourne Fish Markets. Trawled blue warehou catches come mainly from outer shelf and upper slope waters off southern NSW, eastern Bass Strait and western Victoria, and significant gill net catches come from shelf waters in eastern Bass Strait and around Tasmania (Smith 1994). There is also a significant recreational catch in some coastal waters.