Kōrero: Marine conservation

Orange roughy catch

Orange roughy catch

The deep-sea species orange roughy was first fished commercially in the late 1970s. At the time it was not understood that the fish were old and very slow growing. Initially too many were harvested, creating a population collapse in some stocks. In the 2000s allowable catches were much lower than the late 1980s peak of 54,000 tonnes.

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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, 'Marine conservation - Fisheries', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/5815/orange-roughy-catch (accessed 27 January 2020)

He kōrero nā Gerard Hutching and Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006, updated 1 Sep 2015