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In the news: Report calls for native eel protection

John Kerr posted in on April 18th, 2013.

Dr Jan Wright, Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment is calling for a moratorium on the fishing of native longfin eels, citing research showing the species is in decline. The Commissioner’s report, ‘On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel‘, highlighted new research detailing the decline of native […]

PCE report calls for moratorium on longfin eel fishing – experts respond

Peter Griffin posted in on April 17th, 2013.

Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Dr Jan Wright has launched a new report, On a pathway to extinction? An investigation into the status and management of the longfin eel. The SMC gathered reaction from experts: Dr Angus McIntosh, Professor of Freshwater Ecology, University of Canterbury, comments: “Eels are disproportionately important in New Zealand rivers because […]

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