A song for the hāpuku
Pioneer diver and lifelong environmentalist Wade Doak laments the loss of the hāpuku, our behemoth groper that was once common even in shallow water in the Hauraki Gulf.
In audio from an unreleased interview by Steve Hathaway, Wade Doak reflects on the iconic fish and what it means for marine life in Hauraki Gulf.
“I don’t think that fair-thinking fishermen would say that ‘We shouldn’t do anything about it, let the hāpuku go…’ We all love the sea, we all love marine life.”
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