Toothfish
Meet the Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish

Whether you know them as Chilean Seabass, Merluza Negra or just Toothfish – our catch is made up of two of the most fascinating and scarce deep-water species in the ocean.

A highly specialised and tightly regulated fishery, Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish can only be found in the some of the world’s most finely balanced marine ecosystems. This requires a sustainable and conservative approach to fishing that ensures stocks continue to grow.

Both Patagonian and Antarctic toothfish are considered a delicacy across the globe thanks to their pristine-white and tightly-flaked flesh, rich healthy oil content and low-catch rarity. Meaning you’re most likely to find them only gracing the menus of the most prestigious restaurants.

image/svg+xml image/svg+xml Patagonian toothfish (Dissostichus elegenoides) are large, slender fish with wide head and big eyes. They have a distinctive protruding lower jaw set under a row of sharp upper teeth. The colour of their large, smooth scales ranges from brown to grey.
image/svg+xml LOCATION North of 60 degrees – as far north as Argentina and Chile ECOSYSTEM/HABITAT Prefers relatively warmer deep waters. Some larger individuals have been found below 2000m FEEDING HABITS Top predators, they feed on a variety of cephalopods, crustaceans and pelagic fish species TAXONOMY Order Nototheniiformes (icefishes), Family Nototheniidae (cod icefishes)
image/svg+xml image/svg+xml Antarctic toothfish (Dissostichus mawsoni ) are slightly larger. They have the same distinctive protruding lower jaw set under a row of sharp upper teeth. The colour of their large, smooth scales ranges from black to olive brown.
image/svg+xml LOCATION South of 60 degrees – into the more southern reaches of the Antarctic Ocean FEEDING HABITS Top predators, they feed on a variety of cephalopods, crustaceans and pelagic fish species TAXONOMY Order Nototheniiformes (icefishes), Family Nototheniidae (cod icefishes) ECOSYSTEM/HABITAT Generally found in the deeper, colder waters