Indigenous method used for freshwater fish conservation efforts

Lady in chequered scarf, against a background of posters showing the fish relocation project.  She is holding a bunch of fernlike plants.

In a recent conservation effort at Zealandia Te Māra a Tāne, a traditional Māori method known as whakaweku proved successful in collecting freshwater fish for relocation.

Using bundles of rārahu/bracken fern, this method facilitated the collection of 139 toitoi/common bully (Gobiomorphus cotidianus) from Kōhangapiripiri in the Parangārahu Lakes area during late April and early May.

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