This snorkeller is gathering pāua in the clear waters around Stewart Island. Fishery regulations in New Zealand state that pāua cannot be collected using scuba gear – a measure designed to conserve stocks of this prized shellfish. Most divers collect them either by free diving without gear or by snorkelling.
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NIWA – National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research
Photograph by Steve Mercer
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