Deep Harvest

After 15 years of the quota management system, most of the deep-sea fish stocks in New Zealand 's exclusive economic zone are holding up, but the business of catching and processing the fish becoming steadily more mechanized and efficient. An increasing portion of the harvest—which includes such maintains as hoki (long and thin, towards the top of the picture ), oreo dory (grey, with large eyes) and orange roughly—is now processed entirely at sea on high-tech factory trawlers. Photographers Francois Maritz joined a voyage on one of Sealord's most modern ships to document a working life on the high seas.


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