TWO TONNES OF FISH FOR EVERY KIWI

New Zealand’s fishing grounds are world class and are the sixth largest in the world and extend to 4 million square kilometres, making the fishing area 14 times bigger than the country’s land mass.

Southern Snapper

Being located in the isolation of the South Pacific, there are 15,000 species of fish, many not found in other parts of the world. Out of this number, 130 species are commercially collected.

Apart from deep sea fishing, the 15,000 kilometres of New Zealand coastline offer many other fishing opportunities. Mussel, oyster and salmon farming have become profitable in the past decade. Altogether, the local fishing industry employs 7,200 people. read more