Story: Recreational sea fishing

Drying sharks

Drying sharks

Māori were more than recreational fishers – they relied on the sea for much of their protein. Photographed in 1914 at Tokohiwai in Whangārei Harbour, these dogfish (kapetā) are drying on poles. Coastal tribes often traded the dried meat from these small sharks with inland tribes.

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Carl Walrond, 'Recreational sea fishing - A rewarding pastime', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 April 2024)

Story by Carl Walrond, published 12 Jun 2006