Quahog - A term from the Narragansett Indian used loosely for all
sizes of East Coast hard-shell clams, but especially the largest size,
also known as the chowder (or large) clam.
Quarter Cuts - Large fillets that
have been cut in half.
Queen Scallop - (Occurs from as shallow as 20m out to at least 400m,
but most common in IOO-150m. Quite abundant in some localities. Smaller
than the scallop, about 6-8cm across the shell, but as both valves are
curved the edible meat is of reasonable size. Also known as
Quinnat Salmon - New Zealand King
Salmon. Average length 40-100 cm; average weight 8-10 kg. Species
introduced, not native to New Zealand. Colour of sea-living salmon
bright silvery; back greenish-olive with small black spots, belly
silvery white. Flesh in lower jaw alongside teeth dusky-grey. Scales
very small and easily lost in fish from sea; has a small adipose fin.
Found in coastal waters, mainly east coast of South Island of New
Zealand. Distribution little understood but probably mostly not far
offshore, migrates inshore and up rivers to spawn in late summer and
autumn. A salmon farming industry has developed with fish being raised
either in fresh water ponds to “pansize” (about 30 cm) or in sea cages
up to 5 kg. Farm production is year round with harvesting to suit market
requirements. Ocean ranching of salmon is also being developed. Flesh
pink/orange colour with firm but good flaking texture and high oil
content. Mostly sold whole chilled but with other forms, including