Jennifer Howe, Digital Content Manager
A recent freshwater fish capture and translocation project carried out by Morphum Environmental – on behalf of Auckland Council – has made newspaper headlines recently, featuring as the front page story on a recent issue of North Shore Times.
The capture project was carried out in a semi-industrial waterway in the Wairau Catchment. The media interest has been stimulated by the surprising outcome of the project – over 1,000 native freshwater fish and eels were netted in an area which was thought to be of low ecological value.
Environmental Scientist & Collaboration Specialist Kate Macintosh (pictured) states that the results demonstrate the value that online treatment systems (e.g., stormwater treatment ponds) such as this have.
“Online stormwater treatment systems can and do function as valuable ecological habitats. Not only were the numbers surprising, but we also found there to be an incredibly diverse range of species present in the waterway.”