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Freshwater Eels and People in New Zealand: A Love/Hate Relationship

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Abstract

New Zealand has a relatively small native fish fauna, just 38 described species (McDowall 1990), a small number relative to the 95 in Japan, a land of similar size. Eels are the largest and most frequently encountered native species in New Zealand, and often make up 90 % or more of the biomass (total weight) of fish in a river or stream (Rowe et al. 1999).

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  • European Settler
  • Fishing Area
  • Trout Fishery
  • Wild Trout
  • South Fiji Basin

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Jellyman, D. (2014). Freshwater Eels and People in New Zealand: A Love/Hate Relationship. In: Tsukamoto, K., Kuroki, M. (eds) Eels and Humans. Humanity and the Sea. Springer, Tokyo. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-4-431-54529-3_10

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