Story: Fishing industry

Packing fish

Packing fish

These workers at Sanford’s fish plant in Auckland are packing ‘choice fish fillets’ which are destined for export. At the time, in the early 1960s, New Zealand fish exports were minor. Deep-water fisheries were still unexplored by New Zealanders, but there must have been fish out there as foreign vessels were increasingly showing up offshore around this time.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Inshore fisheries overexploited', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 23 July 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006