Story: Seafood

Crayfishing

Crayfishing

These Māori fishermen at Waipiro Bay on the East Coast are rowing out to set their crayfish pot. Traditionally, pots were fashioned from supplejack vines and flax twine into a beehive shape. Baited pots were placed into submerged rocky reefs and retrieved after a couple of hours, usually with a crayfish inside.

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Maggy Wassilieff, 'Seafood - Early Māori and settler diets', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/photograph/5094/crayfishing (accessed 13 August 2020)

Story by Maggy Wassilieff, published 12 Jun 2006