Tuna (freshwater eel) filmed by Davis Apiti in its natural environment.

  • The monitoring of the fresh water streams for water quality, native fish species and habitat will ensure that these areas are protected.
  • The eel fisheries must be maintained to a high standard. This is to ensure that maraes will always have an abundant amount available. From time to time areas will be sanctioned off (no-go zones) to ensure this happens.
  • No commercial eeling will be tolerated.
  • Native fish such as adult inanga, banded kokopu, giant kokopu, and shortjawed kokopu will have higher priority of protection over introduced species such as brown trout.
  • Activities within these areas must be well planned to ensure that they are left as they are found and not interfered with.
  • Any accidents, such as spills or chemical pollutants, must be notified to the Kaitiaki immediately.
  • Effects of environmental damage must be recorded and appropriate officials (eg Dept of Conservation, Environment Waikato) will be notified.
  • Use of heavy machinery in freshwater zones will be strongly discouraged as it has a damaging effect on the ecosystem and its natural features.Native Fresh Water Species

    Native Freshwater Species
    Native Freshwater Species