The red emperor is a highly-sought-after table fish and is caught on the reefs.
|Other Names:||Lutjanus sebae, red emperor.|
|Location:||Deeper reefs and gravel bottom areas round the coast including areas far offshore.|
|Method:||Local anglers tend to use boat rods. Bottom fishing with fresh shark flesh baits produces the best results.|
|Regulations:||For up-to-date regulations, check out the Northern Territory Department of Primary Industry and Fisheries|
|Eating:||The emperor is ranked along with coral trout as a premier Australian table fish and it richly deserves its reputation. Its firm white flesh has an excellent mildly-sweet flavour, fine flakes and little oil. It is suitable for the grill or the oven.|