Common name Fijian name Value % undersized species harvested % species damaged during harvest %
over cooked
% poorly cutting and gutting % smoke burnt % semi dried product % spoilt
Amberfish Dri volavola Low 11.2 ± 2.3 14.4 ± 2.6 10.6 ± 2.2 4.3 ± 1.5 8.0 ± 2.0 6.9 ± 1.9 0.0 ± 0.0
Blackfish Dri loa Medium 12.5 ± 1.4 26.6 ± 1.9 23.0 ± 1.8 50.9 ± 2.1 15.0 ± 1.5 7.9 ± 1.1 17.0 ± 1.6
Black teatfish Loaloa High 17.4 ± 2.0 14.6 ± 1.9 5.7 ± 1.2 1.7 ± 0.7 7.1 ± 1.4 0.0 ± 0.0 2.3 ± 0.8
Brown sandfish Vula Low 1.3 ± 0.3 23.1 ± 1.2 35.5 ± 1.4 72.8 ± 1.3 18.9 ± 1.1 31.6 ± 1.3 59.2 ± 1.4
Curryfish Lokoloko; Laulevu Low – Medium 36.3 ± 1.2 36.0 ± 1.2 30.6 ± 1.1 42.6 ± 1.2 32.4 ± 1.2 26.7 ± 1.1 44.0 ± 1.2
Deepwater redfish Dritabua Low – Medium 0.0 ± 0.0 13.4 ± 1.9 4.5 ± 1.2 10.5 ± 1.7 10.8 ± 1.8 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
Elephants trunkfish Dairo ni cakau Low 0.0 ± 0.0 8.8 ± 2.2 9.4 ± 2.3 13.1 ± 2.7 8.8 ± 2.2 7.5 ± 2.1 0.0 ± 0.0
Greenfish Dri votovoto; Tarase Medium  - High 46.1 ± 1.1 32.4 ± 1.0 14.5 ± 0.7 11.4 ± 0.7 14.7 ± 0.8 2.1 ± 0.3 18.3 ± 0.8
Lollyfish Loliloli Low 46.5 ± 1.1 4.7 ± 0.5 14.2 ± 0.8 39.3 ± 1.1 27.6 ± 1.0 29.4 ± 1.0 12.5 ± 0.7
Pinkfish Dri damu Low 9.0 ± 1.7 0.0 ± 0.0 12.0 ± 1.9 0.0 ± 0.0 19.3 ± 2.3 14.7 ± 2.0 0.0 ± 0.0
Prickly redfish Sucudrau Medium- High 8.1 ± 1.6 16.3 ± 2.1 0.7 ± 0.5 4.4 ± 1.2 0.0 ± 0.0 6.8 ± 1.5 0.0 ± 0.0
Sandfish [banned] Dairo High 41.2 ± 2.7 0.0 ± 0.0 32.5 ± 2.6 0.0 ± 0.0 45.5 ± 2.8 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
Curryfish ‘D’ grade* Laulevu; Geci low 100.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 10.7 ± 0.8 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
Stonefish Dri vatu Medium 34.2 ± 2.3 12.5 ± 1.6 0.0 ± 0.0 2.4 ± 0.7 8.3 ± 1.3 0.5 ± 0.3 0.0 ± 0.0
Surf redfish Tarasea Medium 21.9 ± 1.9 4.1 ± 0.9 9.0 ± 1.3 16.2 ± 1.7 38.4 ± 2.2 9.4 ± 1.3 3.3 ± 0.8
Tigerfish Vula ika Low – Medium 32.9 ± 1.5 25.9 ± 1.4 11.8 ± 1.0 38.7 ± 1.6 22.3 ± 1.3 23.9 ± 1.4 19.7 ± 1.3
White teatfish sucuwalu High 12.6 ± 1.9 45.0 ± 2.8 3.2 ± 1.0 12.9 ± 1.9 4.2 ± 1.1 0.0 ± 0.0 3.9 ± 1.1
Sea cucumber Mundra Low 31.8 ± 1.2 14.8 ± 0.9 20.1 ± 1.0 16.4 ± 0.9 21.7 ± 1.0 10.3 ± 0.8 12.3 ± 0.8
Snake fish Loliloli Low 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0 21.2 ± 2.0 0.0 ± 0.0 6.3 ± 1.2 0.0 ± 0.0 0.0 ± 0.0
Table 1: The main species of sea cucumbers processed in Fiji and the percentages of each influenced by factors affecting product quality and value.