Originally Posted by kitchenelf
They are just called orange roughy in your neck of the woods!
I'm sorry but I disagree with you kitchenelf, Orange Roughy is marketed as such and is a totally different fish which we import from New Zealand.
Nobody here targets Catfish and there is no such industry, the only area it shows up in any quantity is in the Gulf of Carpentaria where it was once marketed as "Gulf Cod" but that industry faltered once people found out it was Catfish.
Catfish sells here because it's marketed as Bassa and also because of the price, it was once marketed as "Pacific Dory" but that didn't work.
Bassa has made noticeable inroads in to the take out shops in South East Queensland and northern New South Wales but once it is cooked it is sold as Cod.
The re-naming of fish really gets under my skin, I for one will never sell imported fish, yet others will sell imported cheap rubbish from Asia under a local name.