Story: Te mahi kai – food production economics

Pohau mangā – barracouta trolling lure

Pohau mangā – barracouta trolling lure

Pohau mangā were designed to catch mangā (barracouta). These lures were found in many South Island archaeological sites, emphasising the importance of barracouta in the south.

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How to cite this page:

Manuka Henare, 'Te mahi kai – food production economics - Adapting to New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/20254/pohau-manga-barracouta-trolling-lure (accessed 12 July 2020)

Story by Manuka Henare, published 24 Nov 2008