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Catching īnanga (whitebait)

Catching īnanga (whitebait)

This diagram shows how īnanga (whitebait) were caught. A weir was set up with a net which fed into a hīnaki (pot). The openings of the net and hīnaki faced downstream, to catch īnanga as they move upstream.

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Source: Elsdon Best, Fishing methods and devices of the Maori. Wellington: Dominion Museum, 1929, p. 204

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Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Calendar of work', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/diagram/20266/catching-inanga-whitebait (accessed 9 July 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008