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Whitebaiting

Whitebaiting

Different species of the Galaxiidae family have developed different life cycles. Five species are well known to New Zealanders because they belong to the group known as whitebait, a seafood delicacy usually served up in fritters. On returning from sea to fresh water to spawn, the fish are netted by whitebaiters – patient anglers such as Norman Higgins, pictured at the Pāuatahanui inlet.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Evening Post Collection (PAColl-0614)
Reference: EP-New Zealand Recreation-Fishing, from 1990-01

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Carl Walrond, 'Natural environment - Fauna', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/2699/whitebaiting (accessed 6 December 2019)

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