Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 

Trout, 1080 And Teamwork

Thursday, 1 May 2014
Press Release: Trout, 1080 And Teamwork

The New Zealand Federation of Freshwater Anglers (NZFFA), Fish & Game, the Department of Conservation (DoC) and the Cawthron Institute are currently working collaboratively to assess the risks to trout and anglers as a result of the largest planned aerial drop of 1080 across New Zealand.

The NZFFA warned anglers earlier this year that a combination of the forecast heavy beech mast, resultant increase in the mouse population and the 1080 drop could result in trout ingesting poisoned mice. "We have always maintained that the risk is the gap in knowledge in this specific area - no research has been done to date." said David Haynes, President of the NZFFA, "So we were rapt when Lou Sanson, Director General of DoC, called us and suggested we work together on this concern". Neil Deans, manager of Fish & Game Nelson/Marlborough region acknowledged the Federation's concern at the time, "the lack of research is a valid point." he said.

At the initial team meeting it was agreed that in-field monitoring would be extremely complex and costly, both economically and to fish stocks, due to the very high number of samples required and the associated resources, time and geographical coverage needed to deliver any meaningful results. "To overcome those field study limitations, desktop simulations and a controlled laboratory-based approach can provide more robust information to assess any potential risk in a timely manner" said Louis Tremblay, environmental toxicologist for the Cawthron Institute .

Andy Cox, DoC threats manager, stated "We are pleased the project is already underway and aim to have the results available to the angling community prior to the start of the 2014 fishing season."

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Life And Times Of Peter Dunne

In the end, Mr Pragmatic calmly read the signs of impending defeat and went out on his own terms. You could use any number of clichés to describe Peter Dunne’s exit from Parliament.

The unkind might talk of sinking ships, others could be more reminded of a loaded revolver left on the desk by his Cabinet colleagues as they closed the door behind them, now that the polls in Ohariu had confirmed he was no longer of much use to National. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On Labour’s Campaign Launch

One of the key motifs of Ardern’s speech was her repeated use of the phrase – “Now, what?” Cleverly, that looks like being Labour’s response to National’s ‘steady as it goes’ warning against not putting the economic ‘gains’ at risk. More>>

ALSO:

Lyndon Hood: Social Welfare, Explained

Speaking as someone who has seen better times and nowadays mostly operates by being really annoying and humiliating to deal with, I have some fellow feeling with the current system, so I’ll take this chance to set a few things straight.. More>>

ALSO:

Deregistered: Independent Board Decision On Family First

The Board considers that Family First has a purpose to promote its own particular views about marriage and the traditional family that cannot be determined to be for the public benefit in a way previously accepted as charitable... More>>

ALSO:

Transport Policies: Nats' New $10.5bn Roads Of National Significance

National is committing to the next generation of Roads of National Significance, National Party Transport Spokesperson Simon Bridges says. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election