Story: Fiords

Fishing boats, Milford Sound

A few commercial fishermen operate out of Milford Sound, where their main catches are blue cod, crayfish and pāua (abalone). It is a harsh environment to work in. In this sound clip, a local fisherman describes conditions at the mouth of a fiord after heavy rain.

Sound file from Radio New Zealand Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero. Any re-use of this audio is a breach of copyright. To request a copy of the recording, contact Sound Archives Ngā Taonga Kōrero (Bernie Chaney – Fiordland crayfishing/Reference number 7/120/BC93/8).

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How to cite this page:

Paddy Ryan, 'Fiords - Conservation', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/speech/6347/fishing-boats-milford-sound (accessed 9 August 2020)

Story by Paddy Ryan, published 12 Jun 2006