Story: Fishing industry

‘Beaut squid’

‘Beaut squid’

Many European New Zealanders have conservative tastes and have been reluctant to try unfamiliar species of seafood. Squid only developed as a fishery after Japanese vessels began to catch them in the 1970s. By the 2000s, squid was one of New Zealand’s top 20 exports, earning $174 million in export revenue in 2004.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Deep-water fisheries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006