Story: Fishing industry

Gutting squid

Gutting squid

These workers are processing a catch of squid in 1982. In 1971 there were no reported landings of squid in New Zealand. In the 1970s Japanese vessels increased their catch of squid taken outside New Zealand’s 12-nautical-mile limit, and New Zealand fishermen began catching them in the late 1970s.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1982/3163/4
Photograph by Merv Griffiths

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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