KING GEORGE WHITING (Sillaginodes punctatus)
True to its regal title, the King George Whiting is a sophisticated dinner guest. The sweet, white, flaky fillets are characterised by crisp and delicate ocean flavours echoing its pristine coastal habitat.
Typically found in broken bottom (sand and weed) regions, the bays and islands of the Far West Coast dominate production. The expansive waters of Spencer Gulf and Gulf St Vincent also provide consistent supplies.
Traditionally, January marks an influx of new season whiting with production peaking over Autumn and Winter months. June marks peak supply, with October to December the lowest. Production is consistent due to a high number of producing regions with some long-term fluctuations, causes unknown.