Adern Well Briefed On King Salmon Move
Friday, June 7, 2019 at 4:33PM
Bill Barclay

An article today in Stuff indicates that PM Jacinda Adern is not about to fall victim to the demands of  King Salmon's CEO Grant Rosewarne for immediate access to the Outer Sounds in order to get them out of the hole that they have dug for themselves on the Inner Sounds, and noted that the argument now appears to be based conveniently on 'climate change.'

Jacinda was clearly well briefed before entering the Marlborough Chanber of Commerce conference yesterday - Rosewarne is a renowned 'net-worker,' and is not at all backward in coming forward to push his case - quite likely to the exclusion  of others trying to get their bids in with the PM on the day.

It is as well that she urged caution in allowing the move by King Salmon - the chances are that they will simply repeat the polution on the Outer Sounds that has occurred on the Inner, and they are not technically equipped yet to tackle the Strait itself though Rosewarne has already indicated thet this is the 'long-term' solution, and that alll they need is Government funding in order to secure equipment that is already available - particularly from Norway.

There is no particular reason why Kiing Salmon should benefit from RDF funding in order to spread their risk as appears to be their ambition, though based on performance to date, Shane Jones will certainly be a willing listener to Rosewarne's proposals. He would be wise to tread just as warily as the PM.

I trust that King Salmon's current flow-rate problems are well noted by the Hauraki Gulf Kingfish boosters.




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