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Orange roughy
Image ID: 29616
Common Name: Orange roughy
Scientific Name: Hoplostethus atlanticus
Location: New Zealand
Description: A full net of Orange Roughy, about 30 tonnes, caught 1000 metres below the surface far off New Zealand's East coast. Almost 100% of the catch is this one species, as the orange roughy is targeted on its spawning grounds where it gathers in large numbers. This is a historical photo, taken in 1989; big catches like this have not happened for many years now.
Keywords: Hoplostethus atlanticus, orange roughy, net, trawler, fish, fishing, red, stern trawler
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