Story: Fishing industry

Processing orange roughy

Processing orange roughy

Workers process orange roughy, which pass along a conveyor belt. The fish are a distinctive bright orange, with large, bulging eyes. They are a deep-water species that were over-exploited in the 1980s. Allowable levels of catch in the 2000s were much lower than they were in the 1980s.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - Deep-water fisheries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006