WAI ORA FUND

Past Projects

Organisation: Te Runanga o Ngāti Manawa

Title of Project: Status of Eels in the Rangitaiki River Reservoirs and Tributaries - 2008

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The overall aim of this project is for Ngāti Manawa to develop and manage their freshwater fisheries. This will be supported by training of Ngāti Manawa members in the development of management and monitoring plans for their tuna fishery. The research conducted will include determining the density of tuna in the Rangitaiki River at the peak of the summer and the density of eels in habitats that are favoured by smaller eels. This research will also determine if disease is a major factor in the survival of elvers in the wild and if on-growing of elvers in a protected environment could increase survival rate.