WAI ORA FUND

Past Projects

Organisation: Poukawa Lake Trust

Title of Project: The eel (tuna) stocks of Lake Poukawa, Hawkes Bay

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This research will contribute further to the knowledge base of whanau and hapū that already manage the lake to ensure long term sustainability of the lake for the eel stocks. Based on previous NIWA research, Trustees have implemented a number of practical initiatives such as fencing the entire parameter to prevent degradation of raupo. To assess indicators of well being of the shortfin eel population of Lake Poukawa and review management practices of the lake. This is following research conducted ten years ago on the sustainability of eels stocks.