Pacific Rori grows naturally in the beautiful clean waters around the New Zealand coast. First samples of this plentiful shellfish were caught in the Marlborough Sounds, which is where the divers are based.
The name 'Rori' is the Maori translation for sea slug and represents the proud national culture of New Zealand, who continue to enjoy the ocean for its many delicious seafoods.
Pacific Rori is a shield shell mollusk, latin name Scutus Breviculus. The strong, thick shell is mostly hidden within the flesh but comes away easily to prepare for cooking. Very similar to New Zealand abalone in appearance, texture and taste, the Pacific Rori is a newly commercialized product and provides customers with a cheaper, more accessible alternative.