Kōrero: Coastal fish



Known to Māori as araara, trevally (Pseudocaranx georgianus) are schooling fish, most abundant in the warmer waters off the northern North Island. Adult schools are often seen near headlands, pinnacles and islands where currents tend to concentrate plankton. At times, large schools of trevally break the surface, and they are commonly seen by big-game fishers and sailors in the Bay of Islands. Māori used to catch the fish on fine calm days by driving schools into weirs made of branches stretched across shallow, narrow bays.

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Photograph by Malcolm Francis

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Carl Walrond, 'Coastal fish - Plankton-feeding open-water fish', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/photograph/8824/trevally (accessed 25 April 2024)

He kōrero nā Carl Walrond, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006