Story: Seafood



These Māori fishermen at Waipiro Bay on the East Coast are rowing out to set their crayfish pot. Traditionally, pots were fashioned from supplejack vines and flax twine into a beehive shape. Baited pots were placed into submerged rocky reefs and retrieved after a couple of hours, usually with a crayfish inside.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seafood - Early Māori and settler diets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 July 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006