Sunday, May 5, 2013
Recent surveys have found that our coastal waters have a huge biomass of surf clams that may be able to sustain a 400 million dollar a year fishery. Many of these shellfish are relatively unheard of by many New Zealanders but international markets have got their eyes on them. Can they be harvested sustainably with minimal environmental impacts ? I have a large image library of all the main surf clam species, and also of other types of edible shellfish in New Zealand waters. I have also eaten a wide range of shellfish and can advise of their characteristics. Of all the Storm clam is my favourite- unknown to many.... If you require any surf calm images, information or photos of any shellfish occurring in our waters then please email me. I can offer advise and have complete Masters level paper in aquaculture at Canterbury University. Peter Langlands Wild Capture Photography E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 14, 2012
I have a comprehensive image library of accurately identified fish caught in New Zealands' Exclusive Economic Zone such as this Oilfish Ruvettus pretiosus
Thursday, April 5, 2012
Monday, April 2, 2012
My favourite wetland plant is raupo. With its angular form, water reflections and sonasonal changes in colour it is a constant source of fascination to me from a photographic perspective. Many endangered wetland birds such as bittern and Southern crested grebes use raupo. Eels seek rich feeding grounds and shelter in raupo, as do brown trout and a diversity of native fish. To Maori raupo was significant as a food source (the new shoots) and for making a raupo pollen bread, in addition to being used for the contruction of rafts. Today few large stands of raupo remain in lowland environments.