|SPINY RED ROCK LOBSTER/CRAYFISH
Crayfish are one of the most sought after species by New Zealand divers. They are a delicacy and may very well be the reason why divers seem to have so many friends.
Paua (known as abalone in other parts of the world but are different species) are a New Zealand icon and are beautiful eating. They are a monovalve (one shell) mollusc and look like a rock underwater because of growth on their shells.
Perhaps the most sought after of all shellfish, scallops are fantastic eating. They are a classic bi-valve (two shells) with a flat valve and a concave valve.
Considered a delicacy by many, the kina or sea urchin is probably the most accessible seafood in the water.
|GREEN LIPPED MUSSELS
One of the largest mussel species in the world, the NZ green lip can be found anywhere around our coastline.