Frying away our fish

It might still be a surprise to some that one of New Zealand's national delicacies is made up of threatened species. These threatened species' are known collectively as whitebait and are the juveniles of five different native freshwater fish species in the Galaxiidae family, mostly only found in New Zealand. They are: īnanga, kōaro, banded kōkopu,... Continue Reading →

Freshwater for Life supports call to prioritise freshwater quality

Freshwater for Life is announcing their support for the Choose Clean Water tour, which will see four young New Zealanders visit over 25 lakes and rivers around the country to document how the deterioration in water quality is affecting local people and aquatic life. The group will be collecting signatures for a petition calling for... Continue Reading →

Freshwater statement highlights the demise of New Zealand’s freshwater biodiversity

The Society for Conservation Biology in Oceania has released a conservation statement titled: 'The Plight of New Zealand's Freshwater Biodiversity'. The report succinctly outlines the decline of species living in our fresh waters and the reasons for the decline.  It reminds us that 74 per cent of our native freshwater fish species are threatened or... Continue Reading →

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