Tuna Kuwharuwharu The Longfin Eel By Joseph Potangaroa

Posted July 24th, 2011 in Tuna News by Pat

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This resource tells the story of the tuna kuwharuwharu, the New Zealand longfin eel. Tuna kuwharuwharu are one of New Zealand’s most ancient inhabitants but have decreased in number so rapidly that it is now nearing endangered status.

Learn how tuna went from being considered a gift from the gods by Māori to a pest by trout fishermen.

Facts about tuna and its incredible life cycle are provided. Who would think that a fish could live over 100 years? There are sections on threats and reasons for Tuna decline. These are followed by ways that we can help tuna numbers to increase.

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3 Responses so far.

  1. Hi,
    We run a cafe and tame eel attraction in Tasman and would like a link to this website on our web site.
    We run an eel festival every year in September to welcome the eels back from their winter hibernation and hope that it is ok to us information from your site as part of our information.
    Also is the booklet Tuna Kuwharuwharu available to buy?
    Thanks for your help,
    Regards,Steve Richards

  2. Jenny says:

    Nga mihi nui – an amazing resource! Thank you!

  3. Maire says:

    Kia ora mo tena Joe
    He taonga tuku iho…
    Na Maire