Kōrero: Octopus and squid

Japanese squid boats

Japanese squid boats

Japanese fishermen were the first to exploit the abundant squid in the waters around New Zealand. They use powerful lights to attract the squid to the surface, and catch them on hooked lines. This fishing fleet was photographed in 1978 in Wellington Harbour about to set off for five or six months of squid fishing off the West Coast of the South Island.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1978/4272/12A

Permission of the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, Te Puna Mātauranga o Aotearoa, must be obtained before any re-use of this image.

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, 'Octopus and squid - Squid fishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/7937/japanese-squid-boats (accessed 28 November 2023)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff and Steve O’Shea, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006