Counting crays

Produced by New Zealand Geographic

Peter Young has been crayfishing the Fiordland coast for decades, throwing those that are undersize or ‘in berry’ back, retaining the rest for export. But after a number of years of decline, he joined other fishers in pausing the harvest for a few seasons to allow the population to rebuild. Today Young and his son fish his quota in just 60 days; the example of what a sustainable, responsible fishery looks like.

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