Blue shark

A common pelagic shark with world-wide distribution, blue sharks are common in New Zealand offshore waters right around the coast. They are easily recognizable by their bright blue colour and long slender body , with over-length pectoral fins.

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Southern Bluefin Tuna

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This is a large surface species of temperate seas of Australia and New Zealand. It arrives in the Fiordland region around December and moves both east and west coasts mostly along the edge of the continental shelf.


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Another cosomopolitan species of cool tropical warm temperate seas. It is found right around our coastline in summer.

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A few metres down to about 240 metres on any kind of ground. It is subject to heavy fishing pressure and is now more abundant in deeper water.

Brown trout

Colour very variable - sea-run fish olive on back, silvery on side, whitish on belly with indistinct spots.

Skipjack Tuna

Rainbow Trout


The most abundant commercial species in New Zealand, with most taken north of Cook Strait, it does, however, wander south to Banks Peninsula in summer months.

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