Processing standards for 1) Fish and 2) Roe are shown below.

1) Korean Trawler Processing Standards:

Note that the values may vary slightly between different companies.

NAMECODESTATESIZEPIECESWEIGHT(g)
BARRACOUTABARDRE
2L
L
M
9
12
18
1330
1000
660
FROST FISHFROGRE2L
L
M
S
15
25
40
60
800
480
300
200
DRE3L
2L
L
M
12
18
24
40
1000
660
500
300
GHOST SHARK. D
GHOST SHARK. P
GSH
GHP
GRE2L
L
M
S
7
10
15
40
1800
1300
800
300
DRE2L
L
M
10
20
30
1200
600
400
GURNARDGURGRE2L
L
M
S
25
35
60
85
480
240
200
100
HAKEHAKDRE3L
2L
L
M
S
4
7
12
25
50
3000
1710
1000
480
240
HOKIHOKHGT
(14kg)
2L
L
M
S
14
20
28
60
1000
680
520
230
HAPUKUHPBDRE
(13kg)
3L
2L
L
M
4
7
9
15
3250
1850
1450
870
JOHN DORYJDODRENS
JACK MACKERELJMADRE2L
L
M
S
15
25
40
60
800
480
30
200
LOOKDOWN DORYLDODRE2L
L
M
S
14
20
40
60
860
600
300
200
LINGLINDRE3L
2L
L
M
4
8
14
25
3000
1500
860
480
RAY'S BREAMRBMDREL
M
11
24
1100
500
OREOOEODRE2L
L
M
S
20
30
45
60
600
400
270
200
RED CODRCODRE2L
L
M
S
9
14
20
30
1300
860
600
400
RIBALDORIBDRE2L
L
M
S
9
14
20
30
1300
860
600
400
ROUGH SKATERSKGRENS
WRSNS
SCHOOL SHARKSCHFIL3L34000
GEMFISHSKIDRE3L
2L
L
M
S
7
10
15
25
35
1710
1200
800
480
340
SPINY DOGFISHSPDGRE3L
2L
L
3
5
10
4000
2400
1200
SEAPERCHSPEGRE2L
L
M
S
2S
9
15
25
40
70
1330
800
480
300
170
SQUIDSQU
(15kg)
GRE3L
2L
L
M
2M
S
2S
20
25
37
55
75
150
150up
750 up
600
400
270
200
100
100 below
DREL
M
75
75 up
200
200 below
SMOOTH SKATESSKGRENS
WRSNS
STARGAZERSTADVC2L
L
M
10
15
20
1200
800
600
SILVER WAREHOU
(WHITE WAREHOU)
SWA
(WWA)
DRE2L
L
M
8
14
25
1500
860
480
TARAKIHITARDRE2L
L
M
S
2S
9
14
25
55
90
1330
860
480
220
130
BLUE WAREHOUWARDRE2L
L
M
7
12
24
1700
1000
500
SILVER SIDESSIGREL
M
S
43
38
69 UP
ORANGE PERCHOPEGREL
M
S
15
20
21 UP
800
600
RATTAILSRATDRE2L
L
M
S
25
50
90
120
480
240
130
100

2) Roe Processing Standards

General handling procedures:

Roe MUST NOT be washed after removal from the fish, water causes damage and reduces the quality of the product.

  • If fish bins are used to collect roe, they should have holes in them to allow drainage.
  • Crew must take care not to splash water on roe during handling.
  • Roe must not be glazed during production.
  • Remove as mush residue gut and parasites as possible.
  • Roe must be packed into 8 x 3.5kg plastic bags forming two blocks per 24kg master cartons.
  • Factory Managers must allocate one or more specialist roe packers per shift to take full responsibility for the final grading of roe.

Grading: A, B & C grades

A grade

HAK A

HOK A

ONLY UNDAMAGED, MATURE ROE IS ACCEPTED.

Even minor damage to the end of the roe sack is unacceptable.

Clear eggs are unacceptable.

All roe must be at least 10cm in length.

No red or purple color roe. No watery roe. No immature roe.

B grade

HAK B

HOK B

ONLY SLIGHTLY DAMAGED MATURE ROE IS ACCEPTABLE.

Generally roe must be mature and full bodied.

No more than approx. 20% damage to roe sack is allowed.

No more than approx. 10% of clear egg is acceptable in this grade.

Care must be taken to ensure roe is not watery and soft. Roe can often look like there is no clear egg but when you pick it up it is very soft and has high water content.

Single roe sacks are acceptable.

All roe must be at least 10 cm in length.

No red or purple color roe. No watery roe. No immature roe.

C grade

HAK C

DAMAGED AND LATE MATURITY.

Damaged and clear egg roe is accepted in this grade, but no red or purple color roe.

Spent  (red and empty) and running ripe (full clear egg and liquid roe) must not be packed.

NB. C grade roe often have high amounts of free water content and the net weights should be adjusted to compensate for the extra water content.