Dory are a deep-water species found only in the Southern Hemisphere. We stock Smooth Dory, other similar species caught include Mirror and Silver Dory. These dories are sustainably trawled in offshore waters ranging 200-800m. The closely related John Dory which is an inshore species.
The New Zealand Oreo fishery encompasses four species of Oreo Dory (Smooth, Black, Spiky, and Warty) managed in unison. They are caught along the Chatham Rise and in the south-eastern area of New Zealand’s EEZ at depths between 600 and 1200 meters. Smooth Dory is the most abundant.
Natural fillets can be breaded or battered then deep fried, oven baked, pan fried,
sautéed or grilled/broiled