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Smooth oreo dory

Smooth oreo dory

Smooth oreo dory is a deep-water fish that is trawled year round from depths of 600–1,000 metres. In the 1980s and 1990s the New Zealand fishing industry increasingly caught such deep-water fish species. Hake and hoki dominate the deep-water catch, and fish such as oreo dory and others are taken in significant quantities.

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Carl Walrond, 'Fishing industry - The quota system – an evaluation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 May 2022)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006