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CUP book

Common New Zealand Marine Fishes

20 November 2023

By Chris Paulin


(Out of print)

September 1998
80pp, paperback
A5 landscape, B&W illustrations
ISBN: 0-908812-74-4

A concise guidebook to the 72 sea fishes most commonly caught around New Zealand. Each superb illustration is clearly marked with distinguishing features to enable easy, positive identification of the catch. There are also brief descriptive notes to describe each fish, a list of its alternative names, and an outline of its distribution, biology, depth range, fishing methods by which it may be caught, and its eating qualities. Perfect for the chart table or tacklebox, and priced to suit everyone's pocket.

Common New Zealand Marine Fishes

‘This is a most useful little book for those who enjoy deep sea or harbour fishing and is conveniently sized to fit the car glovebox or any small pocket on the boat.’ Dunedin Star Weekender

‘With this book by your side there shouldn’t be any more arguments about what you’ve hauled on board.’ Bay of Plenty Times

Chris Paulin is a curator of fishes at the Te Papa Tongarewa Museum of New Zealand in Wellington. He is a co-author of New Zealand Fish, the most comprehensive guidebook ever published on the subject.

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