Monitoring freshwater fish

Tasman District Council has carried out fish surveys annually since 2006. This page details how the work is carried out.

The aim of the surveys is to determine the effect on fish populations with varying habitat condition. This is achieved by comparing the diversity and abundance of freshwater fish in streams of a natural state with those that have been modified in various ways.

The surveys also assess the success or otherwise of stream restoration projects, as well as gather information that can be used to better predict fish distribution in the future. 

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Monitoring freshwater fish

Tasman District Council has carried out fish surveys annually since 2006. 

The aim of the surveys is to determine the effect on fish populations with varying habitat condition. This is achieved by comparing the diversity and abundance of freshwater fish in streams of a natural state with those that have been modified in various ways.

The surveys also assess the success or otherwise of stream restoration projects, as well as gather information that can be used to better predict fish distribution in the future. 

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