The Australian Herring is a staple species for recreational and commercial fisheries across southern Australia. It is endemic species that is related to the Australian salmon (Arripis truttaceus - belonging to the same family). From a culinary perspective it is an very versatile fish, that tastes like fish without being overpowering. It can be prepared a number of ways - fillet, butterflied, or used whole. It is a super fish simply pan fried in butter, served with lemon or crumbed and served in fresh white bread with a tart tartare sauce. It is a good size fish that can be used in Paella or Bouillabaisse and will hold its form.