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Title of Project: Tuna and native fish populations of Lake Moawhitu and wetland drains, Greville Harbour

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Background
This report summarises the findings of surveys of tuna (eel) and native fish populations in Lake Moawhitu and the adjacent wetland drain habitat undertaken in 2005, 2007 and 2013. It also reports on the condition of aquatic h
abitats and develops options for future enhancement of habitat and the fish populations. Of special interest is the health and future management of the tuna population because of its great importance to Ngāti Koata as a customary fishery and sustainable use options - for longfin tuna in particular which a species At Risk (Allibone et al 2010) .