Story: Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans

Crayfishing at the Chatham Islands

During the 1960s and 1970s there was great demand from the United States for crayfish tails. Large volumes of crayfish were caught around the Chatham Islands during this period. This video clip shows fishermen unloading their catch from a craypot.

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Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, 'Crabs, crayfish and other crustaceans - Crayfishing', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/video/8241/crayfishing-at-the-chatham-islands (accessed 7 December 2019)

Story by Niel Bruce and Alison MacDiarmid, published 12 Jun 2006