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Graphic: An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand 1966.


This information was published in 1966 in An Encyclopaedia of New Zealand, edited by A. H. McLintock. It has not been corrected and will not be updated.

Up-to-date information can be found elsewhere in Te Ara.




This fishery is based on the catching of juvenile or larval form of the inanga or adult whitebait as they enter the rivers from the sea. The area where most commercial fishing is done is now confined to the west coast of the South Island, and it is for this area only that records of catches are kept.

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