9 Mar 2018

Critter of the Week: Toheroa

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 3:26 pm on 9 March 2018

Once harvested, canned and enjoyed by many in a strong-tasting soup; our large and endemic bivalve mollusc toheroa was taken in such high numbers that restrictions have been in place since the ‘70s, culminating in a total ban except for some customary take.

DOC’s Threatened Species Ambassador, Nicola Toki, explains that we’re still a long way from having toheroa back on the menu.


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