Story: Shellfish

Canned oysters

Canned oysters

In 1975, cans of Foveaux Strait oysters were air-freighted to Wellington three times a day. The manager of Port Nicholson fisheries, Mr P. Focus, photographed here with some of the cans, stated that he couldn’t keep up with the demand for the succulent shellfish.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1975/1103/10

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How to cite this page:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Dredge oysters', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/8030/canned-oysters (accessed 1 March 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006