Kingklip

Kingklip

Kingklip is one of the most popular eating fish in South Africa. The name kingklip comes from the old Dutch word ‘koningklipvisch” which means “king of the rock fishes” – because like other whitefish, such as hake, kingklip is low in fat and prized for its delicate flavour and firm white flesh. It is tinged with a light pink colour and covered in irregular brown blotches and can grow to 150cm in length.

Kingklip is a demersal fish, living on or near to the seabed that is often caught in trawl nets together with hake as a by-catch. They are a relatively slow growing and long-lived fish and cannot sustain a targeted fishery so in a managed by-catch programme, catches of kingklip are restricted to a precautionary catch limit of 10% of total hake TAC.

  • Whole Kingklip
    |genypterus capensis|
  • Kingklip H&G
    |genypterus capensis|
  • Kingklip Fillets
    |genypterus capensis|
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