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New Zealand Fisheries Assessment Report 2017/51 - Intertidal shellfish monitoring in the northern North Island region, 2016โ€“17


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Intertidal habitats throughout New Zealand support bivalve species that are important for recreational and customary fisheries. Two of the main target species in these fisheries are cockles (tuangi/tuaki, or littleneck clam, Austrovenus stuchburyi) and pipi (Paphies australis), which inhabit a range of sheltered, sedimentary environments throughout the country. Both species frequently form extensive beds and high-density patches, with abundances of over 1000 individuals per m2 (Morton & Miller 1973, Hooker 1995).

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