Story: Sharks and rays

Shark fishing

Fishing for sharks and other big fish has been a popular sport in New Zealand, the more so when it involved species that put up a fight. In recent times, a desire to conserve vulnerable and endangered species means that sharks are often released after being caught. Unlike Australia, New Zealand still has no legislation protecting sharks.

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Sharks under siege', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006