Story: Sharks and rays

Shark product exports, 2004

This graph shows the most commonly fished shark, ray and chimaera species that made up total exports from New Zealand of nearly 3,000 tonnes in 2004. The combined value was over $18 million, with rig fetching the highest average price of $10.36 per kilogram. Spiny dogfish sold for just $2.75 per kilogram.

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Source: New Zealand Seafood Industry Council

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Gerard Hutching, 'Sharks and rays - Sharks as food', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 24 May 2022)

Story by Gerard Hutching, published 12 Jun 2006