Metiria’s Tuna Tour

I’d wondered whether Metiria’s ‘Save the Eels’ talk on Monday night at Invercargill would have pulling power this close to the election, but I needn’t have. While there were plenty of ‘green supporter’ faces in the audience, Metiria and the topic of eels had drawn reps from the regional councils, Fish & Game, QEII Trust and, naturally enough, the eel fishing industry. All seemed rapt with the film, ‘Longfin’ and Metiria’s talk. Afterwards, the room was humming – I overheard talk on sequestering carbon in peat swamps, the legal status of trout, the effects of urea on Southland’s rivers and plenty else. It was an impressive evening and a strong showing from the Greens. Catch the ‘Eel Tour’ if you can.

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One thought on “Metiria’s Tuna Tour

  1. Metiria was in Nelson last Thursday, with the save the eels tour
    We also had a well attended evening. Debs from forest and bird also spoke on the Save the Mokihinui campaign.
    All in all, there were some very knowledgeable locals who turned up and made a great contribution.
    I think we may have signed up three new members as well
    which is always nice
    I agree with Jackhunn catch the “Longfin Eel tour” if you can

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