Story: Mātaitai – shellfish gathering

Mussel dredge (2nd of 3)

Mussel dredge

The kapu (mussel dredge) was used to scoop up freshwater mussels, and consisted of a wooden frame with a bag-net attached.

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How to cite this page:

Mere Whaanga, 'Mātaitai – shellfish gathering - Mussels, oysters, toheroa and other species', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/object/8104/mussel-dredge (accessed 19 October 2021)

Story by Mere Whaanga, published 12 Jun 2006