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GUMMY SHARK (Mustelus antarcticus)

The Gummy Shark, affectingly known in South Australia as Flake, is a reliable and generous dinner guest. Succulent white flaky fillets exhibit subtle ocean flavours make it ideal for baking and frying.


Typically found in high energy rocky reefs environments, the West Coast, Lower Spencer Gulf and Gulf of St Vincent are key producing regions.


This species exhibits annual availability as new season shark move into shallower waters in September. Typically, production peaks over Summer with the key month being November and August the lowest. Good reproductive strategies and wide range ensures strong production. Access to exposed wasters can limit supply.

SEAsonality - The Marine Fishers Association Inc

Number of key producing ports across South Australia