Introduction

New Zealand has nearly 40 native freshwater fish species.

Native fish are secretive and nocturnal. Half of our fish species spend some part of their lives at sea, which means they need easy passage to get to and from their freshwater haitats.

We survey and monitor fish populations around New Zealand. We're also involved in planting and encouraging others to replant riparian vegetation along the edge of waterways to help our native fish.

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