Russian, Japanese and Korean trawlers and squid boats were often seen around New Zealand’s coast in the 1970s, when they were allowed to fish within 12 miles (19 kilometres) of land. They caught large amounts of squid, hoki, mackerel and southern blue whiting in the waters above New Zealand’s continental shelf. This photograph shows a Russian trawler (centre) transferring its catch to a larger vessel with refrigeration facilities. The small tug was used by the Russian fishing fleet.
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