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NZ orange roughy exports grow as fish stocks improve

Monday 16 Feb 15 12:00pm

By TINA MORRISON.- New Zealand orange roughy exports are accelerating as catch limits of the deepwater fish, once a poster child for bad fisheries management, increase amid confidence about improving stocks.

Exports of the slow-growing fish, which can live for up to 130 years, rose 6.9 per cent to a three-year high of $36.5 million last year, according to Statistics NZ data.

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