Waterway crossings and fish passage

This page explains waterway crossings and why it is important to provide a way that fish can swim through them.

View the YouTube clip about helping our native fish in the Tasman District

Since March 2019, all in-stream structures such as culverts and weirs must be accessable for fish to swim through. These accessable structures within streams are known as fish passage

How do I make crossings fish-friendly?

Start with this brochure about fish friendly culverts and rock ramps in small streams.



Best Practice Guidelines
Why is Fish Passage Important?
What should I do?

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