Story: Seafood

Filleting hoki

Filleting hoki

Deep-sea hoki is caught during winter and sold as fillets. Since the mid-1990s most hoki has been caught by large factory trawlers and is filleted and frozen at sea. But in 1992, when this photo was taken, the fish were being brought ashore for processing. These Cook Strait Seafoods workers were filleting between 30 and 35 tonnes a day.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1992/3393/11A-F
Photograph by Ray Pigney

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seafood - New flavours, old habits', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 6 July 2022)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006