Freshwater fish recovery plan review

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Ko Aoraki te mauka, ko Waitaki te awa, ko Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha, Kāi Tahu kā iwi, ko Kāti Hāteatea te hapū, ko Hāteatea te tipuna, ko Uruao, Araiteuru, Takitimu kā waka, ko Waihao te marae, ko tēnei ahau Matthew Wylie, kai Ōtepoti tōku kāika ināianei.

I have recently been appointed to the role of the Ngāi Tahu representative for the non-migratory and large galaxiid (whitebait) recovery plans.

The non-migratory galaxiid recovery group is currently undertaking progress reporting and as a result, I would appreciate it if any rūnanga can provide me with an update on any progress they have made, or been involved in, on any of the non-migratory galaxiid recovery plan actions from 2011 to 2013. Please circulate this to others who may be interested. Department of Conservation (DOC) area representatives around the country, are collating any progress they are aware of, so key progress on actions with iwi may have already been reported back via that pathway. However, it would be great for you to provide a summary to be sure we are aware of it. I will then feed this back to the DOC via the recovery group.

Key DOC non-migratory galaxiid recovery group contacts currently are: Recovery Group Leader, Sjaan Bowie; Southland, Emily Funnel, currently on parental leave; Otago, Pete Ravenscroft; West Coast, Gavin Collis; Canterbury, Sjaan Bowie; Nelson/Marlborough, Jan Clayton-Greene; Hawke’s Bay/ Bay of Plenty, Jane Goodman.
The freshwater fish recovery plans (for example large galaxiid, non-migratory galaxiid and mudfish recovery plans) are finishing in 2013. The department hopes to undertake a review of the success of these plans and use any knowledge gained in considering options for replacing the plans and advisory groups.

I would appreciate feedback regarding any concerns, clarifications and possible conservation/ restoration projects rūnanga would like to be involved with in the future, so I can use these ideas if an opportunity arises. These may include the future development of mātaitai reserves or the fencing and planting of riparian strips. My vision is to see whānau actively involved in the protection of our galaxiid taonga.

I can be contacted by email: [email protected] 

Nā Matt Wylie.
Links to the three freshwater fish recovery plans: