Story: Fishing industry

Total catch, 1920–2000

Total catch, 1920–2000

This figure illustrates how the total finfish landings in New Zealand boomed from the 1970s. This was mainly due to the discovery and exploitation of deep-water fisheries such as hoki during the 1980s and 1990s.

Note: the 2000 figure is for finfish exported. New Zealand domestic sales were not significant in comparison.

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Source: New Zealand Official Yearbook, 1921–2001

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Inshore fisheries overexploited', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006