However, a revisit to the record archives proved that fish to be a Chinese Seerfish
or Giant mackerel.
A wide assortment of 25 different finfish offered to clients runs the gamut from Trevally and Red Mullet to Commerson's Anchovy, Mackerel, Reef Cod, Seerfish
, Shark, Porefret, Sooparai, Barracuda, Rays and Rabbit fish.
The result may be only a handful of sardines or seerfish
. The fish buying takes place right on the beach where the buyers can easily be distinguished by their starched business shirts and flashy gold watches - looking almost as conspicuous as the tourists.
The company's assortment of frozen products, which account for the lion's share of business, includes sea-caught and farmed shrimp in numerous presentations, lobster, squid, cuttlefish, octopus, tuna, black and silver pomfret, seerfish
, snapper, ribbon fish, mackerel and sardines.
Francis, general manager of the plant, pointed out that a good deal of black pomfret and seerfish
is also being shipped regularly to the USA.
Age and growth of the three species of seerfishes
Scombermorus commerson, S.